And the Umbrella Movement disbanded. Why did the two Occupy movements end up taking different fork in the road? He Mingxiu tried to analyze from the ad hoc response and leadership mode of the contenders. In the escalating situation, a sudden confrontation may break out at any time. When protesters occupy public spaces, disrupt the operation of order, and fall into a long-term confrontation with the government, a "standoff stalemate" is formed. He pointed out that the standoff is a highly accidental event. For example, the capture of the Legislative.
Yuan was actually a provisional decision a telemarketing list few hours before the incident, and the subsequent development of the situation is also full of uncertainty, depending on the strategic planning and reaction speed of the movement leaders. It is precisely because of the different leadership styles that the respective paths and results of the movements in the two places have been formed. Compared with umbrellas, Sunflower's leadership operation is more stable from beginning to end, firmly controlling the direction of movement. In Hong Kong, internal conflict a few days before the confrontation, and later it split sharply into non-violence and bravery.
What the Sunflowers and the Umbrella Movement have in common is that many citizens volunteer their labor and resources, and this extensive mobilization of energy is like a protective net for the protesters. Movement theory in the past held that the more organized it was, the better it would lead people to the streets. However, in recent years, studies have begun to notice the power of non-pre-arranged spontaneity. For example, participants in both places have shown autonomous, flexible and creative "improvisation", including setting up their own broadcast platforms and holding democratic classrooms.