Trending on Twitter: Occupy Tiananmen Square on Saturday

October 09, 2014 16:51
Hu Jia (inset), an activist, retweeted a Twitter call for people to occupy Tiananmen Square on Saturday. Photo:HKEJ

Some mainland netizens are planning to occupy Tiananmen Square on Saturday to show support for Hong Kong’s ongoing pan-democracy protest.

A Twitter account, “Occupy Tiananmen”, on Thursday posted a call to gather in the square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11. People are asked to come with an umbrella.

The post has been retweeted 39 times so far by people including activists Hu Jia and Wen Yunchao.

“If entrances to the square are blocked that day, [participants] can gather in front of the McDonald's restaurant near the Wangfujin department store,” it said.

The twitter account, claiming to be the official account of the “Occupy Tiananmen movement”, was registered by an anonymous netizen on June 4 and has only 11 tweets so far.

The Occupy protest in Hong Kong that broke out on Sept. 28 has been on the wane. The number of protesters staying on the streets is decreasing.

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