A group of overseas Hongkongers gathered in New York on Monday to commemorate the first anniversary of the pro-democracy Occupy protests.

At around 4am Hong Kong time, the group “NY4HK” held yellow umbrellas in New York’s Union Square calling upon Hong Kong people to continue their fight for universal suffrage. The protesters demanded a fair election for the city’s chief executive.

The group NY4HK in Union Square. Photo: Larry Au.

The group also displayed photos from last year’s Occupy protest.

Photos of the Occupy protest. Photo: Facebook/NY4HK.

Some drew symbols related to the Umbrella Movement demonstrations in chalk.

Yellow flower, one of the symbols of the Occupy protest. Photo: Larry Au.
“I want genuine universal suffrage”. Photo: Larry Au.
Aerial view of the gathering. Photo: Larry Au.

Monday marks one year since the 79-day Umbrella Movement protests began in Hong Kong.

Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.