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.
Videos on social media showed the man, dressed in a black t-shirt with characters reading “Hong Kong add oil” on it – a phrase of encouragement that roughly translates to “come on” – outside a department store in Causeway Bay.
“Mid-Autumn Festival is the second-biggest festival for the Chinese – everyone wants to spend the festival with their family – I want [the] release of all the political prisoners,” Alexandra Wong told HKFP.
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.