HKFP Lens Politics & Protest

HKFP Lens: The Umbrella Movement’s calm before the storm

A local photographer who goes by the pseudonym “Cloud” shares pictures from 2014’s pro-democracy student class boycott, a precursor to the historic Umbrella Movement.

Hundreds gathered at the legislative building in Admiralty as part of a week-long student “strike” for universal suffrage. 

The students remained throughout the week and into the weekend when the movement merged with the Occupy Central plan to give rise to the “Umbrella Movement”.

HKFP Lens: The Umbrella Movement's calm before the storm