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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Group Scholarism Leader Joshua WongHong Kong Pro-Democracy Group Scholarism Leader Joshua Wong
Joshua Wong, leader of the student protest group Scholarism, poses for a photograph with a yellow umbrella in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. In his first major address after almost three months of pro-democracy protests divided the city, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that students, who had led the demonstrations, need to be guided to understand the relationship between China and Hong Kong. Photograph by Lam Yik Fei — Bloomberg via Getty Images
Joshua Wong, leader of the student protest group Scholarism, poses for a photograph with a yellow umbrella in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. In his first major address after almost three months of pro-democracy protests divided the city, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that students, who had led the demonstrations, need to be guided to understand the relationship between China and Hong Kong. , Photograph by Lam Yik Fei — Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Title
    Activist
  • Affiliation
    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement

Slight, and with a bowl cut and black-framed eyeglasses, the 18-year-old Wong doesn’t look like Hollywood’s idea of a charismatic rebel leader. But Wong, a co-founder of the student-activist group Scholarism, was one of the most compelling figures in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy “Umbrella Revolution” last year. His nonviolent protest message and energetic idealism galvanized crowds that, over months, numbered in the hundreds of thousands.

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