Hong Kong protests: Man proposes to girlfriend at Occupy site

Yau Chi-hang, 22, a university student and pro-democracy protester, kisses fellow protester Crystal Chan, 21, after she agreed to his marriage proposal, at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2014, to the cheers of the crowd. -- PHOTO: R
Yau Chi-hang, 22, a university student and pro-democracy protester, kisses fellow protester Crystal Chan, 21, after she agreed to his marriage proposal, at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2014, to the cheers of the crowd. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Yau Chi-hang, 22, a university student and pro-democracy protester, kisses fellow protester Crystal Chan, 21, after she agreed to his marriage proposal, at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2014, to the cheers of the crowd. -- PHOTO: R
Yau Chi-hang, 22, a university student and pro-democracy protester, kisses fellow protester Crystal Chan, 21, after she agreed to his marriage proposal, at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2014, to the cheers of the crowd. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Yau Chi-hang, 22, a university student and pro-democracy protester, got on his knees and proposed to his sweetheart and fellow protester Crystal Chan, 21, at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2014. Her answer, a resounding yes, drew ch
Yau Chi-hang, 22, a university student and pro-democracy protester, got on his knees and proposed to his sweetheart and fellow protester Crystal Chan, 21, at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2014. Her answer, a resounding yes, drew cheers from the crowd. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG - A young couple participating in the pro-democracy protest created a rare light-hearted moment at the protest site in Mong Kok Sunday morning with an impromptu wedding proposal.

Mr Yau Chi Hang, 22, got down on his knees and proposed to his girlfriend Crystal Chan, 21, on 6.58am, South China Morning Post and Ming Pao Daily News reported. Ms Chan, wearing a plastic parka which has become a standard gear of the protestors in the week-old campaign , said yes. The couple then embraced and kissed each other, drawing cheers from the crowd as cameras clicked away, the reports said.

The couple then chanted "Leung Chun Ying step down" and "real universal suffrage", the Post reported. Asked about children, they were quoted as saying: "We hope our next generation won't have to be occupying the streets as they'll have true universal suffrage."

They then celebrated the occasion with a fish fillet burger.