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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 […]

Posted inOpinion

The least an expat Hongkonger can do in the city’s summer of protest? Empathise

The on-going protests have made it abundantly clear that millions of Hongkongers believe their political autonomy and civil liberties are necessary parts of their future. Hong Kong folks come in many stripes: locals and non-locals of varying, complex, and sometimes overlapping identities. One can be “local” and hold more than one passport or have spent […]

Posted inHong Kong

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 […]

Posted inChina

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 […]