The protests officially began September 28th, 2014. It has been 224 days since then. People have seemingly moved on with their fast-paced, hectic, expensive Hong Kong lives.
Many say nothing’s changed. I disagree. The protests brought Hong Kong to the center of an international stage and even if the populace did not achieve international suffrage, Occupy brought the fight for increased political representation (what some would call “democracy”) to the fore.
The night it began, the air of Wan Chai smelled of tear gas. During the first days, people milled about in chaos. Admiralty began to fill. I went to see what was going on a few times. These pictures are from those early days, but they help me remember.
Let us remember.