Is 'hands up' in Hong Kong really the same as in Ferguson?

Some see the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters' use of the 'hands up, don't shoot' gesture as a nod toward the protests in Ferguson, Mo. But connecting the two might be a misstep. 

By , Staff writer

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On Sunday images juxtaposing scenes from the Ferguson, Mo., and Hong Kong protests spread on Twitter, many linking the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ symbol as an act of solidarity.