The Chinese-governed territory has witnessed bouts of protests in past decades amid Beijing’s growing influence over the city.
Divya Gopalan is an Emmy nominee, international news anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera English.
Hundreds of people with yellow umbrellas surrounded government headquarters on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of the event that set off Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy protests.
Demonstrators re-enacted the moment when police had fired tear gas at thousands of students and pro-democracy activists, who shielded themselves with umbrellas that became a symbol of the protests. Continue reading “Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest”