Torch is passed as Hong Kong protests end
"We've been struggling for democracy for several decades," she said, "But very few young people took part. Most of them did not register as voters, and even if they did register many of them did not bother to vote. They just thought that the whole thing had nothing to do with them."
The Umbrella Movement has changed all of that, with thousands of students sleeping in tents on Hong Kong's streets for months to press their campaign for democracy, even as a winter chill descended in the early Dece