On August 16, Hong Kong protesters plan to withdraw as much money as possible from their banks or change their currency into US dollars, both to protect their own assets and to show the mainland that the semiautonomous island is more than just a cash cow.
Posts in LIHKG, Hong Kong's version of Reddit, show photos of hard currency withdrawn from banks, as well as ATMs declaring they're out of cash.
* Chinese army riot video sends message to Hong Kong protesters.
AP The Hong Kong protests have been going on for 10 weeks, and while still creative have also become increasingly violent.
Hong Kong protesters have come up with a new nonviolent protest tactic – taking all their money out of ATMs and banks.
China's messaging has encouraged peace and stability in Hong Kong so that economic activity can continue without interruption.
Hong Kong is one of Asia's main financial sectors and China's economic bridge to the rest of the world. »