The arrests of high-level Democratic leaders stand Shortly before the 13th mass protest weekend in the Asian financial center.
Who are they: The movement has seen participants and supporters in all population groups, but those at the front are mostly young students, te inmates and millennials. There is no centralized leadership or representative within the movement – they are proud to be democratic, leaderless and flexible.
Summer of Dissatisfaction: Since the beginning of the mass demonstrations on June 9, 900 people have been arrested police, for a number of offenses, including "participating in an uprising", unlawful assembly, attacks on police officers, resistance to arrest and possession of assault weapons. The youngest person arrested is 12 years old.
Where to go: Nobody really knows. The protests become volatile as fear and mistrust spread and the police intensify arrests and raids. The violence has been escalating for weeks, and it could continue if both sides dig in.