This week ‘Occupy Central’ protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong in the largest protest there in almost two decades. As The Post’s William Wan wrote this morning, “the rapidly escalating protests are aimed at forcing Beijing’s Communist leaders to abandon newly declared powers to weed out any candidates in upcoming Hong Kong elections. Yet many on the streets proclaimed they are fighting for something even bigger: preserving a vision of Hong Kong promised 17 years ago when it reverted to Chinese rule.”

Reuters Photographer Bobby Yip photographed and interviewed people taking part. Here’s what they had to say: