Yes it's interesting. When there are riots here in the US, you would see multiple columns of smoke rising into the sky. Even with fire these protestors seem impotent. The guy that got shot... Was he stupid or crazy going after a policeman pointing a gun at him? When protestors tried to harass the PLA garrison in Hong Kong, they seem to break it up quickly on their own. Were they afraid of getting shot? I mentioned this before but maybe there's a cult involved. The Falun Gong sprung up from nowhere supposedly shocking the communists of their existence. Taiwan has the largest number of cults per capita in the world. Why would Hong Kong be any different?