The FT’s rewriting the history of the Occupy movement

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Gideon Rachman has written in the FT this morning, saying:

The Chinese authorities will also be hoping that the current demonstrations in Hong Kong, which started under the banner of the “Occupy Central” movement, will have more in common with “Occupy Wall Street” – which fizzled out – than with the student movement in China in 1989.

Mr Rachman clearly has a very selective short term memory. I recall Occupy on both sides of the Atlantic ending in oppressive state and police activity and anything but fizzling out.

Perhaps he thinks he was the victor and so has the right to re-write history.