The police fire tear gas at protesters in Admiralty after Occupy Central was officially launched in September 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang

How Hong Kong lost its will to protest, and why an author accuses government of using laws to crush dissent

From the 1966 riots to the 2014 ‘umbrella movement’, Hongkongers have hit the streets to air their grievances. But after authorities recently handed down harsh prison sentences and banned some protesters from politics, it seems the city no longer has the heart to demonstrate

Topic |   Occupy Central

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The police fire tear gas at protesters in Admiralty after Occupy Central was officially launched in September 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Stuart Heaver

Stuart Heaver

Originally from Kent, England, former Naval officer and entrepreneur, Stuart Heaver is a full-time freelance writer and features journalist living and working in Hong Kong. He loves his job, the sea and his family but not necessarily in that order.