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.
In a video uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, Chris Tang said a 500,000-strong protest against Article 23 in July 2003 was a test run of Hong Kong opposition “cultivated” by foreign forces to endanger national security.
The removal of certain titles from Hong Kong’s public library system has sparked a sense of urgency among those keen to keep track of books before they are purged from public view.
From books about democracy and protests, to romantic and travel literature penned by democrats, HKFP gives an overview of the titles deemed “not recommended” by the Hong Kong government following another purge at public libraries.