The ‘Umbrella REVOLUTION’
Hong Kong’s protest movement has forever changed the city. For over two months in 2014, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets to do the unthinkable: challenge Beijing-centred reforms. Despite frequent references to Tiananmen Square and threats of the use of force, these protesters remained, using umbrellas to shield themselves from police batons, pepper spray and tear gas canisters. The following series documents this ongoing struggle for local representation. Taken during and after the so-called ‘Umbrella Revolution’, it is a testimony of Hong Kong’s push toward democracy.