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
Mong Kok, one of Hong Kong's busiest districts, went into virtual lockdown in February 2016 hours after the Lunar New Year began. Unrest escalated as crowds gathered in the district to protest a crackdown on illegal street food hawkers. A night of violence saw police fire two warning shots as protesters launched bricks and set fires.