As the fifth anniversary of the umbrella movement looms, Hong Kong is far from achieving universal suffrage. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Hong Kong’s Occupy protests five years on: after all the prosecutions, was the movement in vain?

  • The movement’s leaders were found guilty by a Hong Kong court on charges relating to public nuisance for their roles in the 2014 sit-ins
  • Did the founders bring positive change to the political landscape, or leave only a trail of disappointing outcomes?
Topic |   Occupy Central

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As the fifth anniversary of the umbrella movement looms, Hong Kong is far from achieving universal suffrage. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, photographed at the West Kowloon Law Courts Building in Cheung Sha Wan. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tears in court as first Occupy leaders deliver mitigation submissions after being found guilty

  • Reverend Chu Yiu-ming recounted his decades-long struggle for democracy in an emotional ‘sermon’ from the dock
  • His co-defendants Benny Tai and Dr Chan Kin-man asked that Chu be spared prison
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Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, photographed at the West Kowloon Law Courts Building in Cheung Sha Wan. Photo: Sam Tsang
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