Hong Kong anti ELAB protests
A protester shouts “five demands, not one less!”, one of the main slogans of the pro democracy protests in Hong Kong, during an anti totalitarianism march that marked the 5 years anniversary of the Umbrella Revolution, a democracy movement that took place in Hong Kong over 79 days in 2014
Tens of thousands of people marched on several kilometers, braving the rain on Sunday, 25 August, in the 12th week of continuous protests in Hong Kong.
A child sleeps on his mother's shoulder during the march on Sunday, 25 August, in the Tsuen Wan area. Tens of thousands of people faced the continuous rain to go out and continuing protests.
A woman walks her dogs amidst riot police the Sogo area ahead the beginning of an anti totalitarianism march on September 29 2019.
A protester, armed with a brick and a shield made out of a street sign, faces the riot police before a clash on Saturday, August 24 2019
Protesters build a barricade out of wood, bamboo, street poles, road barriers and other materials found in the area ahead of a clash with a riot police group nearby the Kwun Tong police station, on Saturday, 24 August.
A protester ties road fences to quickly form a new barricade in the fallback position after the first round of clashes with the riot police in The Kwun Tong area, on Saturday 24 August.
A protester spreads detergent on the asphalt in front of the barricade in order to make it more slippery, ahead with a clash with the riot police. Other slippery materials like eggs were also used. After preparations were done and intimidation shouting heat the spirits, the protesters charged for around 20 meters pushing the whole barricade on the slippery asphalt, bringing them in a range of around 30 meters from the riot police, where they started the direct clash by throwing bricks and Molotov cocktails. This new strategy, put in place on Sunday, allowed the protesters to efficiently attack the riot police and hold the barricade for a longer time.
A protester throws a brick towards the riot police cordon, in a clash on Sunday, August 25. After a march which saw tens of thousands in the street, a few thousand protesters clashed with the police. The protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at the riot police, which used tear gas, rubber bullets and two water canons to disperse the crowd.
Tear gas, Molotov cocktails, bricks and rubber bullets fly between the protesters and the riot police in the clash on Sunday, 25 august, after a march in which tens of thousands of people took part.
Protesters in the first line of the barricade hug after a small quarrel about the strategy of the barricade. The strategy is built organically by the first line according to the circumstances.
Riot police arrest a protester on Saturday, Aug 24 2019. Thousands of protesters clashed with the police nearby the Kwun Tong police station. The riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.
Hundreds of riot police tackle protesters in a wave of mass arrests in the Queensway area after violences occur at the end of an anti totalitarianism march on Sunday September 29.
Protesters in the first line of the barricade gather bricks which they dislodged from the nearby sidewalks in preparation for the clash with the riot police.
Riot police fire tear gas at the protesters, in a clash nearby the Kwun Tong police station, on Saturday, August 24 2019
Tear gas canisters fly from the riot police cordon towards protesters in a clash on Saturday August 24th
A protester wears protection gear during a clash with the riot police on August 24 2019
Tens of thousands marched dressed in black and wearing Guy Fawkes masks during a “day of mourning” march in which protesters shouted “There is no National Day celebration, only a national tragedy”, a slogan for October 1st, that marked the 70th anniversary of PRC.
Protesters step over photos of PRC President, Xi Jinping, during an anti-totaliarism march to which thousands participated in spite of a police ban, on September 29 2019.
A protester cheers in support to the anti-totalitarianism march on September 29 2019.
Protesters hide behind umbrellas during rounds of tear gas fired by riot police in the Wan Chai area on September 29th.
Protesters in the first line of the barricade rhythmically bang bamboo and metal sticks into the barricade in an attempt to defy the riot police.
A protester watches the movement of the riot police through binoculars during a clash on September 24 2019
Protesters from the “old generation” join the young protesters in establishing the next move of the barricade.
A protester runs to throw towards riot police a lit petrol bomb during the violent clashes that took place city wide in Hong Kong on October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
Hundreds of Hong Kong riot police charge at protesters after violent clashes occur at the end of an anti totalitarian march in the Queensway area on September 29.
A protester is pinned to the ground by riot police during a wave of mass arrests in the Queensway area of Hong Kong after violences errupted at the end of an anti totalitarianism march on Sunday September 29.
A protester bleeds after being arrested by the riot police in a mass arrest operation in the Queensway area of Hong Kong on Sunday September 29.
Hundreds of riot police chase groups of protesters during the violent clashes that took place in Hong Kong on October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
A protester is given first aid after a round of tear gas was fired by riot police during an anti totalitarianism rally in the Sogo area of Hong Kong on September 29
Protesters retreat after tear gas was fired by the riot police during a clash on October 1 2019.
An improvised barricade burns after being set on fire by protesters during the clashes on October 1 2019
A protester stands in front of a riot police cordon in the Wan Chai neighborhood during the violent protests on October 1st. The police cordoned off various streets in the area after using rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter the crowds.
The protests continued late on Sunday evening, with protesters building barricades to slow down police chasing them in the Wan Chai and Sogo areas of Hong Kong.
A protester carries bamboo poles for building a barricade in Mong Kok. MRT stations entrances and Chinese owned businesses were defaced in various neighborhoods of the city.
Protesters set fire to one of the exits of Mong Kok MTR station, with protests continuing long into the night on October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the PRC.
Public transportation stations entrances were defaced in various areas of the city during the protests on October 1st.
The facade of Family Planning Association of Hong Kong has been graffitied during the protests on October 1st 2019
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask participates at an anti-totalitarianism march on September 29 2019. On October 5 a ban on wearing masks at protests was issued by the Hong Kong government.
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