The Wins And Losses Of Hong Kong's Protests, One Year Later
Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement began a year ago, and the movement's leaders are taking stock of what the protests accomplished.By Mari Jo Valero | September 28, 2015
Hundreds of yellow umbrellas are up once again outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters to mark the one-year anniversary of the Umbrella Movement.
It was created last year when about 200,000 pro-democracy protesters denounced electoral reforms that failed to make Hong Kong's government autonomous from Beijing. (Video via BBC)
A heavy-handed government crackdown only spurred the movement on. The demonstrations lasted for almost two months, pitting many young pro-democracy Hong Kongers against older, pro-China citizens.