(PNS reporting from FRESNO) The 16 Cal State Fresno MEChA students who flew to Hong Kong to join the student protest — but were quickly kicked out of the demonstration — returned home late Sunday night.
The students were ejected from Occupy Central after Hong Kong student organizers discovered that the Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán backed the Chinese Communist government. As the only Reds participating in the protests, their calls for “revolution” differed significantly from the protestors’ demands.
“It was messed up how all that went down,” Joaquín Cerrano, Sunday’s collective-approved spokesperson for the MEChist@s, told PNS.
When the cadre returned to Fresno, they stopped at a local Starbucks where Cerrano put on a green apron, clocked in and said, “Would you like to try the pumpkin spice latte?”
Hong Kong photo © 2014 by Chad.
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