The pro-democracy protest group known as “Gau Wu” — Mandarin for “shopping” — celebrated its 1,000 day anniversary on Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok on Monday evening.
The nightly demonstration began after the Mong Kok site of the pro-democracy Occupy protests was cleared in November 2014.
The events were nicknamed “shopping protests” because demonstrators claimed they were in Mong Kok to shop, in response to then-chief executive Leung Chun-ying urging people to help small business in the district affected by the protests.
Why have #Occupyhk ppl gone “shopping” in Mong Kok?
B/c of this call earlier from HK chief: http://t.co/OysCKRvW55 pic.twitter.com/eildNN6MAj
— Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) November 26, 2014