Jon Stewart: Americans could take a few pointers from Hong Kong protesters

The "Daily Show" host observes how peaceful the Umbrella Revolution has been by comparison

Published October 7, 2014 1:15PM (EDT)

Jon Stewart kicked off the week with a segment catching Americans up on the recent political developments in Hong Kong and North Korea. He compared Hong Kong's anti-government protests -- which were obfuscated by the Chinese government -- to America's riots and mused at how peaceful Hong Kong is by comparison. But, just like in America, there are easy out rich out of touch millennials in China, too.

By Prachi Gupta

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