Hong Kong, China. In 2014, students in Hong Kong mobilized a movement which would shut down commerce within parts of the city between 26,September to 15,December 2014. The protesters were out in the tens of thousands to fight against Beijing's changes to Hong Kong's democracy. Over the months they occupied areas in Mong Kok and Admiralty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The police ended up firing tear gas at the protesters which they hoped would quash their movement, to the authorities surprise, it only galvanized their resolve. Since the end of the mass protests, Beijing has forced itself into Hong Kong politics and effectively removed the democratic electoral process from Hongkongers.