Hong Kong / Maps of Occupied Districts
The top 3 images illustrated the occupied areas in Umbrella Movement on 20th October 2014 in Mong Kok, Admiralty and Causeway Bay respectively. These regions have been cleared and returned normal one by one from early to mid-December.
At first, protesters led by student organisations, HKFS(Hong Kong Federation of Students) and Scholarism, and the committee of Occupy Central Campaign, led by Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting, only occupied parts of Connaught Road Central, Harcourt Road and Tim Mei Avenue in Admiralty near the Central Government Offices and Legislative Council Complex.
A bit different from past protests in Hong Kong, protesters used to gather at Victoria Park and then start their parades towards Admiralty; for Umbrella Movement, it was started in Admiralty directly because of a previous event (Students’ Strike) at Tamar Park.
Tremendous amount of protesters and citizens gathered for the revolution in admiralty by public transportation so quickly that the police could not stop them from occupying the street. (To be exact, original pedestrian streets are out of capacity of holding that amount of people.) This mode of occupying the roads were duplicated in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay which soon became the other two main occupied areas for the movement.
Later, in early October, when the Government and police stopped exerting repressive tactics on the peaceful protesters, the protesters started to develop and practice a self-organized urban transformation in the occupied areas. For example, people developed temporary dwellings (mostly tents) and public services like study rooms, first-aid, supply and charging stations. The above map was found during my site visit to Harcourt Road near Admiralty MTR exit A (Admiralty Centre).
K.K. Rebecca Lai and Sergio Peçanha, The New York Times. (2014) Areas of Skirmishes and Protests in Hong Kong. [Online] Available from: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/30/world/asia/2014-09-30-hong-kong-protest-locations.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0. [Accessed: 16th December 2014].