Photos by Vincent Yu A year ago, Hong Kong’s famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy protesters in the so-called “Umbrella Movement” — a moniker that came from the umbrellas used by demonstrators to fend off pepper spray used by police early in the nearly 80-day face-off.
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Hong Kong’s Democracy Protest One Year Later
Photos by Vincent Yu and Kin Cheung A year ago, Hong Kong’s famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy activists who occupied them for 79 days in what became known as the “Umbrella Movement.”
October 20, 2014
Hong Kong Democracy Protest
AP photojournalists are currently in Hong Kong covering the pro-democracy protests. Below is a photo gallery of a selection of their most recent work.