It has been almost a year since Hong Kong’s pro-democracy student boycott movement merged with the Occupy Central plan to give rise to the Umbrella Movement. Photographer and City University researcher Dan Garrett has documented small signs that remain around the city from the months-long Occupy protests. Though the streets have long been cleared, small remnants such as yellow umbrella stickers and pro-democracy graffiti persist.
Dan Garrett, PhD, is an author, photographer, political scientist, and visual sociologist studying China’s securitization of Hong Kong. His first book examined the Region’s vivacious protest culture and defence of the Hongkonger identity. A second investigating China’s post-Umbrella national security crackdown on protests/protesters and the militarisation of SAR protest policing is in process. More by Dan Garrett