After Hong Kong March, Speculation Over Payments and Motivations

Alan Wong | 18 August 2014 | New York Times

The aftermath of a mass gathering is not always pretty, be it the Woodstock festival or annual July 1 pro-democracy march in Hong Kong. To some extent, disorder and litter are inevitable.

So after the march in Hong Kong on Sunday to register opposition to the pro-democracy movement called Occupy Central with Love and Peace, what attracted the most attention was not the images of trash-strewn streets, but of the messy exchange of money for the apparent drudgery of participating in the march.

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