Occupy "circus" cries out for ringmaster

A fractured leadership leaves people on the ground managing their own protest. It is comforting, at least, that they are hugely efficient.
Tent city, Admiralty
Tent city, Admiralty

The Occupy protests that have crippled parts of Hong Kong and damaged business entered a new stage at the weekend, with a tent city springing up outside government headquarters.

While this atmosphere of permanency will do little to assuage the annoyance felt by an increasingly vocal opposition, it also adds to a more fundamental issue if Occupy is a circus, as some opponents have claimed, what it really needs is a ringmaster.

There are three groups behind the protest movement Scholarism, representing secondary school pupils, led by 18-year-old Joshua Wong the Federation of Students HKFS, representing university students and the Occupy Central movement, backed by media...

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