One year has passed since Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy protests erupted in Admiralty and spread across the city.

As demonstrators once again converged on the site where it all began, photographer and City University researcher Dan Garrett was there to document the scenes at the Umbrella Movement’s first anniversary.

Postcard commemorating the anniversary.
People Power lawmaker Ray Chan speaking.
Protesters in T-shirts with Occupy symbols.
Protester writing on a yellow message banner.
A booth displaying photos during the protest.
Souvenirs given out at the anniversary commemoration.
Painter Perry Dino drawing at the scene.
Police officers pointing at people over the barricades.
Protesters on the former Lennon Wall staircase.
Police officers observing protesters.
Yellow umbrellas with symbols of the protest, hope and
Police officer warning protesters with loudspeaker.
People Power's Tam Tak-chi at the front line clash with the police.
Protesters at the anniversary event with symbols of the protest.
Yellow umbrellas with symbols of the protest: we will be back.
Front line of the clash between protesters and the police.
A protester with a yellow umbrella bracelet.
A protester showing sarcastic photo to the police.
Protesters sit in front of the barricades.
A bagpiper and a man in I Umbrella HK T-shirt.
Painter Perry Dino finishing his painting of the scene of the anniversary.
A banner saying

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.