From Occupy 2014 to protests 2019
November 5, 2019
Five years ago, at 5.57pm on September 28, police fired tear gas for the first time at hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers, triggering the 79-day Occupy movement. Fast forward to the present and Hong Kong is again in the throes of an anti-government protest, sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill, this time bigger and more defiant. Here is a look at the key differences between the two movements.