Occupy Central

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"Democracy movement"
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AbbreviationOCLP (和平佔中)
MottoOccupy Central with Love and Peace
Formation27 March 2013
FounderBenny Tai
Statuslargely captured
Purpose/focusSubversion of Chinese control of Hong Kong
HeadquartersHong Kong
LocationHong Kong
LeaderBenny Tai
Typeprotest movement
InterestsUniversal suffrage
Membership• Martin Lee
• Anson Chan
A civil disobedience movement which first manifested on the streets of Hong Kong's financial district on September 28, 2014. Plenty of support from National Endowment for Democracy.

Occupy Central, or Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) was a civil disobedience movement which manifested in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014, as a single-purpose civil disobedience campaign initiated by Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man on 27 March 2013. It partially led to the 2014 Hong Kong protests, sometimes called the Umbrella Revolution.

It called on thousands of protesters to block roads and paralyse Hong Kong's financial district if the Beijing and Hong Kong governments did not agree to implement universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council elections in 2020, according to what it described as "international standards." [1]

The movement was initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, in January 2013. It receives funding, logistics and PR support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiary the National Democratic Institute; the word "National" in both cases referring to the USA, the government of which, together with many large Western Corporate sponsors, provide the bulk of their funding.


Related Quotation

Document:US Openly Approves Hong Kong Chaos it Created“The White House is watching democracy protests in Hong Kong closely and supports the "aspirations of the Hong Kong people”Josh Earnest29 September 2014


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Hong Kong's Identity Crisisarticle9 October 2014Ulson GunnarThe "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong seek to harness popular disaffection, especially among the young, but its leaders represent colonial collaborators who cannot accept the return of Hong Kong to China, nor imagine life other than as cogs in an Anglo-American world order.
Document:US Openly Approves Hong Kong Chaos it Createdarticle30 September 2014Tony CartalucciThere is more to "Occupy Central" and the September 2014 demonstrations in Hong Kong than western media reports of "popular protests for democracy". The movement is thoroughly compromised by its links to and funding by US State Department and other Western NGO's


  1. Occupy Central - South China Morning Post