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On a day when obedience was not a virtue

HONG KONG (SE): On a day when obedience was not a virtue, tens of thousands of people braved the blazing sun to express their discontent at a decision of the Court of Appeal to jail the trio from the Umbrella Movement: Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Nathan Law Kwun-chung and Alex Chow Yong-kang; and express their solidarity with them.
 

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A night to remember

HONG KONG (SE): At a Mass celebrated by Father Stephen Chan Mun-hung on September 28 to mark the second anniversary of the beginning of the 79-day sit-in variously dubbed Occupy Central and the Umbrella Movement, long time politician, Martin Lee Chu-ming, commented, “In all of my 22 years in politics, I have never seen people who do not have any experience in politics elected to the Legislative Council (LegCo).”

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Being young and Catholic at Occupy Central

HONG KONG (UCAN): Young Catholic people in Hong Kong and Taiwan have published a collection of shared experiences from the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong and the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan, both of which took place in 2014. 

Although not directly related with each other they served as mutual encouragement in the push to advance democracy.

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Anniversary Mass at Occupy epicentre

HONG KONG (SE): On the first anniversary of the launch of Occupy Central, a Mass was offered outside the government headquarters on the spot described as being the epicentre of the 79-day rally.

The Mass was celebrated on the same site at which people had gathered for the Eucharist on the opening day of the demonstration and then each Sunday during the 79-day sit-in.

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The indelible marks of Occupy Central

HONG KONG (SE): The 79-day sit-in, which was declared open by Benny Tai Yiu-ting after police tear gassed the throngs in the streets of Admiralty and Wan Chai on September 28 last year, occupied the main traffic arteries of Admiralty and Causeway Bay, causing disruption in the Central Business District.

Another group also occupied the intersection of Argyle Street and Nathan Road in Mong Kok, severely upsetting daily activities in the surrounding areas.

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Maturity born out of social division

JUST ONE YEAR ago, tear gas fired by the police saw tens of thousands of people add to those already massed in Admiralty and the Umbrella Movement declared open. The occupation of the streets was to last for 79 days.