A useful on-the-spot source of information about the protests is the website lausan.hk. It is created by people who support the protest movement but oppose alignment with Britain or the US. One thing I learned from this source is that the protests are not only for political democracy but also for improvements in living conditions. In one district, for instance, there have been protests against high rents.
Thanks for the link. It does look useful. It is difficult to find links which are reliable.