Kate Green Zombie Shooter (karcy) wrote in linguaphiles,
Kate Green Zombie Shooter
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Definition of 'umbrella revolution'?

Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I want to know what the phrase "umbrella revolution" means. This the the context that the phrase occurred in:

An umbrella revolution is swelling outside of the main tally centre at Dewan Suarah (Suarah Hall), with 200 people standing in the rain to show their support for [Democratic Action Party]'s Wong Ho Leng. Around 200 cops estimated in area, but no untoward incidents so far.


It is part of a live report covering a recent election process in a city.

I've Googled and found many references to the phrase 'umbrella revolution', but no definitions. I've checked several online dictionaries, including OneLook, The Free Dictionary, Babylon, and even Urban Dictionary, but there are no definitions. Was this merely an odd expression chosen by the journalist, or does it have any meanings that I am unaware of?
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  • translations of the Bhagavad Gita

    An old friend was talking with C and me lately, and she expressed an interest in learning more about the ideas behind yoga, and particularly about…

  • Why say Sunday Blues?

    When you can use a German-derived term that Germans speakers themselves probably don't use

  • That's English For You

    Poor English, none of the other Germanic languages came to its defense. Frisian is laughing.