A group of overseas Hongkongers gathered in New York on Monday to commemorate the first anniversary of the pro-democracy Occupy protests.
At around 4am Hong Kong time, the group “NY4HK” held yellow umbrellas in New York’s Union Square calling upon Hong Kong people to continue their fight for universal suffrage. The protesters demanded a fair election for the city’s chief executive.
The group also displayed photos from last year’s Occupy protest.
Some drew symbols related to the Umbrella Movement demonstrations in chalk.
Monday marks one year since the 79-day Umbrella Movement protests began in Hong Kong.