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Protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri over the police killing of an unarmed teenager. Pro-democracy protests are heating up in Hong Kong. To find out which protest is right for you, consult this chart.

Thousands of Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets to protest the mainland Chinese Communist government imposing increasing control over their elections. In response to the protests, police have cracked down harshly using tear gas and rubber bullets. Meanwhile, protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are ongoing. Which protest should you join? We give you all the info to decide whether to hop on a plane to China or Missouri.


 
Ferguson
Hong Kong
Name of Winston’s cat on New Girl? Not as yet
Reason for protests Police slaying of teenager Mike Brown. Mainland Communist government tightening control on Hong Kong.
Hey police, you guys using tear gas? Yes. Yes.
Rubber bullets? Yes. Yes.
Tanks? Yes. No, we're not animals.
Rallying cry “Hands up, don’t shoot.” “Haih toh (resign), also, don’t shoot.”
Probably more common cry Ow, fuck. Ow ow fuck stop it.
Number of protesters Hundreds, plus 1.5 million Tumblr posts. Thousands, plus 1.5 million Tumblr posts you can’t see in China.
Lies told by authorities Police brutality? What police brutality? Hong Kong? What Hong Kong?
Are we still living in a democracy? Nah man, it’s like we’re in China. Nah man, it’s like we’re in Ferguson, Missouri.
Weird place to be Asian? Yes. Nope.
Weird place to be black? Yes. Yes.
Roots of unrest date back to days as British colony? Yes. Yes.
Are the police racist? DON’T MAKE THIS ABOUT RACE! Probably, some of them.

Name of Winston’s cat on New Girl?

Ferguson:


Hong Kong: Not as yet.





Reason for protests

Ferguson:Police slaying of teenager Mike Brown.


Hong Kong: Mainland Communist government tightening control on Hong Kong.





Hey police, you guys using tear gas?

Ferguson: Yes.


Hong Kong: Yes.





Rubber bullets?

Ferguson: Yes.


Hong Kong: Yes.





Tanks?

Ferguson: Yes.


Hong Kong: No, we’re not animals.





Rallying cry

Ferguson: “Hands up, don’t shoot.”


Hong Kong: “Haih toh (resign), also don’t shoot.”





Probably more common cry

Ferguson: "Ow, fuck.”


Hong Kong: “Ow ow fuck stop it.”





Number of protesters

Ferguson: Hundreds, plus 1.5 million Tumblr posts.


Hong Kong: Thousands, plus 1.5 million Tumblr posts you can’t see in China.





Lies told by authorities

Ferguson: Police brutality? What police brutality?


Hong Kong: Hong Kong? What Hong Kong?





Are we still living in a democracy?

Ferguson: Nah man, it’s like we’re in China.


Hong Kong: Nah man, it’s like we’re in Ferguson, Missouri.





Weird place to be Asian?

Ferguson: Yes.


Hong Kong: Nope.





Weird place to be Black?

Ferguson: Yes.


Hong Kong: Yes.





Roots of unrest date back to days as British colony?

Ferguson: Yes.


Hong Kong: Yes.





Are the police racist?

Ferguson: DON’T MAKE THIS ABOUT RACE!


Hong Kong: Probably, some of them.












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