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From Occupy 2014 to protests 2019

November 5, 2019
South China Morning Post /

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 Fast forward to the present and Hong Kong is again in the throes of an anti-government protest, sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill, this time bigger and more defiant.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.