TOGETHER

WE

STAND

In the summer of 2019 I traveled to Hong Hong to accompany the demonstrators for several days. The following photos were taken during this time.

HONGKONG

PROTESTS

2019

The 2019–20 Hong Kong protests are a series of protests triggered by the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government. Had it been enacted, the bill would have allowed the extradition of wanted criminal suspects and criminal fugitives to territories with which Hong Kong does not currently have extradition agreements, including Mainland China and Taiwan. This led to concerns by some that the bill would subject Hong Kong residents and visitors to the jurisdiction and legal system of Mainland China, thereby undermining the region’s autonomy and people’s civil liberties, and infringe on privacy and freedom of speech laws. As the protests progressed, the protesters laid out five key demands, namely the withdrawal of the bill, an investigation into alleged police brutality and misconduct, the release of all arrested protesters, a retraction of the official characterisation of the protests as „riots“, and Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation along with the introduction of universal suffrage for election of the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive.

By Wikipedia 2020

‚An eye

for

an eye‘

A young female was allegedly blinded in one eye by a police projectile in an Aug 11 clash between police and protesters. It quickly became a symbol of police violence during the protests. Since then, many Hong Kongers have covered their right eyes as a sign of solidarity.

23.08.2019 Hong Kong Central

Humanchain with more than 100000 people

The protests are very popular with the whole population. In media loyal to China it is often reported that it is only students and young people. In reality, all ages take part in the demonstrations and protests.

The yellow construction helmets have become a symbol of the protest movement.

Protest in Admiralty.

More and more business people joining the actions of the protest movement.

The employees of the boutiques show solidarity with the demonstrators.

A single  one china policy demonstrator during the humanchain at Queens Road.

25th of August at Kwu Hang Road, Tsuen Wan District, there were severe protests and street battles with the police.

A supply station was built in a stadium. Protective masks and water against tear gas were distributed to the demonstrators for free.