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.
One officer was heard asking a woman, who had showed up in Admiralty to mark the anniversary, why she had an umbrella when it was not raining.
Media magnate Jimmy Lai is set to plead not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit collusion with foreign forces; government workers arrested over “seditious” online posts, and the first minors convicted under the national security law.
Authorities say the momentary scene, showing a 2014 Umbrella Movement protest site with colourful canopies and slogans, “reconstructed the illegal occupation movement.”