Protestors march during a rally that marked the six month anniversary of the Hong Kong protests. Organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, an estimate of over 800 000 individuals came out to march peacefully that day from Causeway Bay to Central. Protest

Six Month Anniversary Protestors march during a rally that marked the six month anniversary of the Hong Kong protests. Organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, an estimate of over 800 000 individuals came out to march peacefully that day from Causeway Bay to Central. Protestors can be seen from above from a nearby overhead bridge.

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A black-clad protestor uses a bright umbrella as a makeshift shield in front of the Tsim Sha Tsui police station. (Tsim Sha Tsui. October 20, 2019)

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The umbrella has been a symbolic and strategic tool of the Hong Kong protests since the Umbrella Revolution of 2014. (Victoria Park. December 12, 2019)

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Protestors are seen from above during a rally that marked the six month anniversary of the protests. (Causeway Bay. December 12, 2019).

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Protestors showcase a 'Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now' banner during a lunchtime protest in Central, the financial district of Hong Kong. (Central. November 2, 2019).

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A protestor holds the flag 'Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times.' Following the passing of the National Security Law, these types of materials can now be interpreted as acts of subversion, secession, and terrorism - which can result in life impris

A protester holds the flag 'Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times.' during a demonstration on July 1st, 2020. Under the new National Security Law imposed by China, materials such as flags and stickers can be considered as acts of "secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign collusion"- a sentence punishable for a maximum of life imprisonment and even a death sentence. (Causeway Bay. July 1, 2020). 

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A young police with a tear gas mask stares into the camera. (Wan Chai. May 24, 2020).

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Curious bystanders glimpse out from a bridge, as protests break out in the financial centre of the city during lunchtime. (Central. November 11, 2019).

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The campus of Polytechnic University is transformed with protestor-led stations for first aid, equipment dispersal, and security checkpoints. Later that evening, the university would go into lockdown for nearly two weeks, with all exits blocked by police and any individual leaving to be arrested for rioting. (Polytechnic University. November 17, 2019).

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A protestor protected by a tear gas mask, rain coat, and gloves hold molotov cocktails as they prepare for confrontation with police. More than 3,800 petrol bombs on campus were seized by police following the siege of PolyU. (Polytechnic University. November 17, 2019).

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A protestor dons a smiling Guy Fawkes mask on the back of her head. The reference to "V for Vendetta" was commonly used during the Hong Kong protests, due to its political and anti-totalitarianism links. (Polytechnic University. November 17, 2019).

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A protestor dressed in a yellow raincoat with black, yellow, and white balloons. Dozens of people laid white flowers, candles, and ribbons in mourning of the two-year death anniversary of Marco Leung Ling-kit on June 15, 2021 in Admiralty, Hong Kong. He w

A protestor dressed in a yellow raincoat with black, yellow, and white balloons. Dozens of people laid white flowers, candles, and ribbons in mourning of the two-year death anniversary of Marco Leung Ling-kit He was a man who fell to his death in a yellow raincoat from scaffolding of a nearby building during social unrest, and had become an icon for the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests.

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Flowers, candles, and post-it notes lying around a tree as a makeshift shrine. Dozens of people laid white flowers, candles, and ribbons in mourning of the two-year death anniversary of Marco Leung Ling-kit on June 15, 2021 in Admiralty, Hong Kong. He was

Flowers, candles, and post-it notes lying around a tree as a makeshift shrine. Dozens of people laid white flowers, candles, and ribbons in mourning of the two-year death anniversary of Marco Leung Ling-kit.

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Howard X, a Kim Jung Un impersonator, holds a plstic blow-up missile with a photo of Xi Jinping. On the first day of the passing of the National Security Law, thousands came out to protest in defiance. Composed of 66 articles that redefine acts of secessi

Kim Jung Un Look-a-like Howard X, a Kim Jung Un impersonator, holds a plastic blow-up missile with a photo of Xi Jinping.

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A young protestor uses a tear gas mask, goggles, and an umbrella as protection as tear gas is fired behind him. Over the course of the next two weeks, an estimate of 1,100 protestors from the campus would be arrested.(Polytechnic University. November 17, 2019).

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A police media liaison officer pushes journalists and protestors to the sidewalk as tear gas is fired into the distance. (Wan Chai. May 24, 2020).

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A police cordons off an area with orange tape.

A policeman cordons off an area with orange tape during demonstrations. (Wan Chai. July 1, 2020).

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Taking place after 15 high-profile Hong Kong activists appeared in court, a rainy day in the city saw the appearance of a number of umbrellas - a symbol that has been frequently used by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Revol

Taking place after 15 high-profile Hong Kong activists appeared in court, a rainy day in the city saw the appearance of a number of umbrellas - a symbol that has been frequently used by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Revolution. Since 2020 however, umbrellas used in the city have mostly been for its original purpose of protection against rain, rather than its symbolic purpose. 

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Taking place after 15 high-profile Hong Kong activists appeared in court, a rainy day in the city saw the appearance of a number of umbrellas - a symbol that has been frequently used by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Revol

In the next few months, the National Security Law would be announced, essentially putting a sudden stop to all forms of dissent, with mass arrests of activists taking place on a weekly basis.

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A journalist can be seen silhouetted against the spray of a water cannon. The targeting of journalists by police has been a common complaint of the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests, with multiple journalists sprayed by the water cannon during this particular

A journalist silhouetted against the spray of a water cannon during demonstrations. Journalists have been regularly targeted by police with water cannons, pepper spray, and tear gas - undermining press freedom. (Causeway Bay. July 1, 2020).

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A man walks past broken molotov cocktails, discarded umbrellas, and empty tear gas canisters in Mong Kok after an intense night of confrontations between police and protestors. (Mong Kok. November 18, 2019).

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Tourists wave a Chinese flag in front of the popular tourist destination of St. Paul's Cathedral on the 20th anniversary of Macau's handover to China. (Macau. December 20, 2019).

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Thousands gather at Edinburgh Place in Central, the financial district of Hong Kong, to thank the United States for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. It was the first large gathering since the beseigement of Polytechnic University, wit

Protestors in Hong Kong wave American flags as a sign of saying thank you during a Thanksgiving rally following the passing of the US Human Rights and Democracy Act. (Edinburgh Place. November 28, 2019).

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Business workers and passersby can be seen strolling along the empty streets of Central after a lunchtime protest, casually passing by scenes of discarded bricks as it has become a sight of normality on the streets of Hong Kong

Business people casually walk by bricks strewn across the streets of Central, the financial district of Hong Kong, during a lunchtime protest. (Central. November 11, 2019).

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Passersby walk past bricks that have been dug up and laid out on the street as a way to slow down incoming police. This particular tactic was the first time it has been used in 2020 since the protests in Hong Kong started in 2019.

Bystanders walk past bricks that have been scattered onto the road. (Causeway Bay. July 1, 2020).

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Police clear the road with the help of a truck at the end of the night following a protest.

Police clear rubble from a street, which has been spread out by protestors in an effort to slow down incoming police. (Causeway Bay. July 1, 2020).

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Police and police cars wait for protestors in one of the popular shopping districts of Hong Kong. (Causeway Bay. November 4, 2019).

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An electronic sign saying 'We Love HK' can be seen at the top of a building.

The final evening before the official revealing and implementation of the National Security Law. (Wan Chai. June 30, 2020).

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Police can be seen leading arrested protestors onto a bus, who will be transferred to a police station later on.

Police and arrestees are gathered onto a bus to be transported to a police station. (Causeway Bay. July 1, 2020).

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June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) - For the second time since 1989, a Tiananmen Square vigil was banned in Hong Kong, citing concerns of public health safety. Despite Victoria Park (the typical meeting location of the vigil) being closed with 3,000 police offi

June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) - For the second time since 1989, a Tiananmen Square vigil was banned in Hong Kong, citing concerns of public health safety. 3,000 police officers were deployed around the area.

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For the first time in 30 years, the annual Tiananmen Square vigil was banned in Hong Kong, with reasons cited as being Covid-19 related. Hundreds of protestors showed up at Victoria Park in defiance of the ban, lighting candles. With the introduction of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, this may have been the last memorial. (Victoria Park. June 6, 2020).

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June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) - For the second time since 1989, a Tiananmen Square vigil was banned in Hong Kong, citing concerns of public health safety. Despite Victoria Park (the typical meeting location of the vigil) being closed with 3,000 police offi

June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) - 3,000 police officers deployed around the area, Hong Kong people still showed up near the park, with the flashlights on their phones turned on.

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June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) - For the second time since 1989, a Tiananmen Square vigil was banned in Hong Kong, citing concerns of public health safety. Despite Victoria Park (the typical meeting location of the vigil) being closed with 3,000 police offi

June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) -  By the end of the night, at least six people would be arrested and twelve people fined.

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June 4, 2021 (Victoria Park) - For the second time since 1989, a Tiananmen Square vigil was banned in Hong Kong, citing concerns of public health safety. Despite Victoria Park (the typical meeting location of the vigil) being closed with 3,000 police offi

Despite Victoria Park being closed, Hong Kong people still showed up near the park, with the flashlights on their phones turned on. By the end of the night, at least six people would be arrested and twelve people fined.

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People quietly light candles in remembrance of the Tiananmen Square Massacre victims. For the first time in 30 years, the vigil was banned, citing Covid-19 related concerns. (Victoria Park. June 6, 2020).

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A protestor spray paints the words, "I Resist, Therefore I Am" onto a blank streetcar banner. (Central. October 28, 2019).

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Protestors flock to Polytechnic University following the lockdown of the campus and an online call for protestors to flood the university in an attempt to distract the police. They were not successful, and the campus would go into lockdown for nearly two weeks afterwards. (Yau Ma Tei. November 17, 2019).

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Protestors use their phones to light up the night, showcasing a "Free HK" sign the night before a major protest. (Edinburgh Place. October 19, 2019).

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