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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.

Posted inOpinion

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 […]

Posted inHong Kong

‘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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US comments on Hong Kong’s democracy movement are ‘gross interference’, says China

China on Monday lashed out at the United States for voicing alarm over the jailing of leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, calling Washington’s comments a “gross interference”. Four prominent activists were last week jailed for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, which paralysed Hong Kong’s central business district for months and infuriated Beijing […]

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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 […]

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‘Groundless, absurd, humiliation’: Umbrella Movement lawmaker Tanya Chan claims she was followed by police after verdict

Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan, one of the nine activists convicted by a court for public nuisance over the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, has claimed that she was followed by suspected plainclothed police officers during a court break on Wednesday. District Court judge Johnny Chan was hearing mitigation statements from the nine defendants. He ordered […]