For many people in Hong Kong, the fish ball represents the city’s struggling Cantonese identity, as it unwillingly becomes more and more eroded by China.
The violent beating of the unarmed, handcuffed activist shocked the public when video of the incident was covered by local media last year.
Coming soon: VICE News returned to Hong Kong near the end of 2014 to check in on protesters, and witnessed the final days of the Umbrella Movement’s pro-democracy demonstrations.
Riot police deployed tear spray and charged activists resisting removal from a key protest site, on the second day of a major operation involving thousands of officers.
At least 10 pro-democracy activists arrested amid scuffles as officials clear Mong Kok camp; UK politicians pull out of Shanghai visit after China denies visa to former diplomat who voiced support for protesters.
'We Are Just Stuck at This Moment': Weariness Mounts for Hong Kong Protesters Ahead of Planned Clearing
City authorities are preparing to clear sections of the protest zones and remove roadblocks that have enclosed demonstration areas for more than seven weeks.
While Protesters and Officials Talk, Hong Kong's Leader Believes the City Is Too Poor for Direct Elections
Students mounted a constitutional critique of the government's acceptance of a plan limiting democracy a day after the city's leader insisted poor voters would dominate free elections.
Protesters reclaimed occupation zones and established new barricades in Mong Kok after riot police tried and failed to disperse the crowds.
Clearance operations in encampments have raised tensions between protesters and police over the past week, with demonstrators erecting obstacles and retaking areas whenever possible.