Tens of thousands of people descended upon the Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday night to mark the fifth anniversary of the Umbrella Movement, the first ever homegrown pro-democracy movement in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
The 79-day sit-in laid siege to the government office compound and took over parts of the downtown business district in the autumn of 2014, but failed to win any concession from Beijing on the right to free and fair elections.
Defeated though not discouraged, they returned to show the passage of time has only bolstered their fighting spirit.
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Hong Kong.
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