Occupy Central

Occupy Central -- also known as the Occupy movement and the "umbrella movement" -- was a large-scale show of civil disobedience that began in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014. It called on protesters to block roads and paralyse the city's financial district if the Beijing and local governments did not agree to implement universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election and the 2020 Legislative Council elections according to "international standards". The movement was the brainchild of Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong.