Love in the air amid Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy Central’

As a pro-democracy protest on how to elect the city’s leader in 2017 causes a rift among the citizens of Hong Kong, there are others who have found unity in the event. The demonstration – which is the city’s worst riot since its return to Chinese rule in 1997 – has become the background for a few marriage proposals and wedding photos.

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22-year-old Yau Chi-hang got down on one knee and proposes to his girlfriend Crystal Chan, 21, at Mongkok shopping district – a main street which they occupied. The happy bride-to-be, wearing a plastic cape to protect against tear gas, said “yes” and the crowd burst into applause. (Photo credit: Reuters, Liau Chung-ren)

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Hong Kong streets have become a hotbed for newlyweds who fancy a different approach to wedding photos. (Photo credit: Reuters)