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HKFP Lens: ‘We’ll be back’ – As Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement campsite was cleared, protesters promised to return

As the anniversary of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement arrives, HKFP looks back at the day protesters were evicted from the Admiralty base camp outside government headquarters. On December 11, as the remaining demonstrators left the site – or were removed – many left messages promising to return.

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Two Hong Kong cops freed over activist Ken Tsang assault case, five others have jail terms reduced

Two Hong Kong police officers walked free on Friday after the Court of Appeal overturned their convictions on the assault of activist Ken Tsang in 2014. Of the seven officers involved in the case, appeal judges on Friday found two of them not guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Their two-year jail sentences were quashed […]

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Love and peace, or love and hate: is it ‘game over’ for civil disobedience as Hong Kong’s protest model?

By T-Fai Yeung At the beginning of 2013, Benny Tai, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, proposed the Occupy Central with Love and Peace Movement, with reference to Martin Luther King’s civil rights activism and John Rawls’ theory of civil disobedience. Some scholars and commentators have suggested that Occupy Central […]

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‘If we lose, Hong Kong will become Xinjiang’: The Umbrella Movement generation, five years on

by Jasmine Leung and Yan Zhao From doing homework by torchlight to hurling flaming molotov cocktails at riot police: the character of Hong Kong’s protests has changed dramatically in five years, with young demonstrators hardened by the failure of their peaceful Umbrella Movement. Then-student Bunny was one of thousands of Hong Kongers who camped out on […]

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Hong Kong’s director of public prosecutions David Leung resigns over differences with justice secretary

Hong Kong’s Director of Public Prosecutions David Leung has resigned from his role, citing differences with the Secretary for Justice (SJ) Teresa Cheng. “It is most unfortunate that I do not see eye to eye with the SJ on the running of the PD [Prosecutions Division], and the situation has not improved with the passage […]

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Hong Kong rights must be ‘fully respected’, says UK after Umbrella Movement activists jailed

Free speech and assembly rights in Hong Kong must be “fully respected”, Britain said on Thursday, a day after leaders of the city’s democracy movement were jailed for organising mass protests in 2014. “It would be deeply concerning if the outcome for these individuals were to deter the people of Hong Kong from participating in […]