2019 marked a turning point in Hong Kong’s history. A proposal for an amendment of an extradition law by the Hong Kong government sparked a series of mass demonstrations. 

People of all walks of life came out to the streets to protest the government.

The many demonstrations led to violent clashes between protesters and police, thousands of arrests, broken families, a damaged image of the police force and what seems to be an irreconcilable generational conflict.

Besides, the governments’ inapt reaction resulted in a loss of the credibility of the city’s political elite, indicating that the social unrest may continue for some time.

These pictures were taken during some of the main protests, clashes, rallies and assemblies – promoted by the opposing camps – between June 2019 and July 2020.