“Hong Kong On Fire”: Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

The 2019 Hong Kong protests are an ongoing series of demonstrations in Hong Kong and solidarity protests in other cities abroad which began with the aim of withdrawing an extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. If enacted, the bill would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with, including mainland China and Taiwan. Concerns were raised that the bill would place Hong Kong citizens and visitors under mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of the region and people’s rights and freedom.

Demonstrations against the bill began in March and April and turned into a consecutive mass movements in June. On 4 September, Carrie Lam, a Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced that she would formally withdraw the extradition bill and that she would introduce additional measures to help calm the situation. However, her concession was also criticized as “too little, too late”. Protests continued after the withdrawal of the bill.

A Hong Kong photographer Deacon Lui spent these days among protesters to document the epic battle of people for their civil rights. Some of his photos became viral on the Internet.

More: Instagram

(Visited 1 times, 10 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Beautiful Black And White Portraits Of Celebrities Taken By Kate Barry
Meet Elena Deligioz, Probably The Most Beautiful Female Cosplay Soldier In The World
Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016 Shortlist
"A Journey Guided By The Elements:" Surrealistic Reality In Photographs By Benjamin Everett
This Couple Shot Baby Photos With A Burrito And It's Hilarious
Zombie Walk Strasbourg 2019 Mega-Post: Stunning Photos Of People Dressed As Zombies Taking Part In a Zombie Walk Event In The Eastern French City Of Strasbourg
This Couple Made The Most Epic Star Wars Engagement Shoot Ever
Photographer Took Amazing Underwater Pictures Of Kids Playing Sport Games
Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966
Father Of Six Takes Magical Pictures Of His Kids As They Grow
These Autochrome Photos From The 1920s And '30s Resulted An A Painting-Like Quality That Not Even Today's Best Instagram Filters Can Replicate
The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
"Skeleton Flowers" Turn Beautifully Transparent in the Rain
The Amazing Winning Photos Of The Siena International Photo Awards 2017
Femme Fatales: Mug Shots Of Female Criminals From Early 20th Century Australia
Photo Series Shows That More Symmetrical Doesn't Mean More Beautiful
Photo of the Day: The Rescuer
Real Men Don't Buy Girls
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2014, Part 4
Meet Photographer Emanuele D’Angelo, Who Calls Emily Ratajkowski His Muse
China 2050: The Future Of China According To A Photographer Benoit Cezard
Photographer Steven Burton Photoshops Out Ex-Gang Members Tattoos
Striking Urban And Street Photography By Alfonso León
Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition 2012
8 Before And After Photos That Prove The Awkward Years Don't Last Forever
Abandoned Russia: Stunning Urbex Photography By Alexei Polyakov
Photographer Challenges Herself To Shoot In ‘Ugly’ Location, And Results Prove That It’s All About The Skill
PIXERS: Your Walls & Stuff
Daredevil Photographer Attaches LED To Drone For Hauntingly Beautiful Photos
Kieran Murray Brilliantly Photoshops Toy Godzilla In His Photos, Again!