The 2014 Umbrella Movement was a 79-day long pro-democracy civil disobedience campaign originally conceived as “Occupy Central.” Thousands occupied roads around the legislature and in two other key districts following a student sit-in. Leading figures of the largely peaceful movement were jailed in the years following the police clearance.
Authorities say the momentary scene, showing a 2014 Umbrella Movement protest site with colourful canopies and slogans, “reconstructed the illegal occupation movement.”
“I always say ‘home is wherever I feel safe.’ Of course it is hard to let go. It is a bitter feeling… We have put so much time to help build Hong Kong, but now we are being uprooted – my career, my family, my friends,” said Pauline Choy, a Hongkonger who has gained Australian citizenship.
HKFP lists which civil society groups disappeared in the wake of Hong Kong’s security law crackdown.