Remembering the days of Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong

On 26th September 2014 students and residents of Hong Kong began their sit-in protest demanding a true universal suffrage for Hong Kong without any control of the Chinese Communist Party over the election process and the selection of candidates. During the next 70 days of demonstrations and blockades some key areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok were occupied and remained closed to traffic. After the support for the protests among Hong Kongers began to decrease due to the increasing hardships of living and working in the city which came to a virtual standstill, on 14th December the last blockade in Causeway Bay was cleared by the police without any opposition. The protests ended without any political concessions from the government, but they galvanised youth – a previously apolitical section of society – into political activism, heightened understanding of their civil rights and responsibilities and were widely broadcasted throughout the world raising awareness of the situation in Hong Kong under the Chinese rule. The photographs below recall those days after half a year from the onset of the protests (based on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests).

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