Protesters were engulfed in tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin neighborhood on October 1, 2019, as the violence there overshadowed China’s National Day parade in Beijing. City on Edge: Photos from the Hong Kong Protests. October 2019. Hong Kong has been shaken by antigovernment protests since June 2019. The protest movement began in June with more than a million people marching against a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. As the city’s hopes turned to frustration, and frustration turned to anger, the struggle for Hong Kong’s fate has at times turned intensely violent.
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Lam Yik Fei
Officers pinned a protester to the ground in clashes near government offices in Hong Kong. Major Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong Ahead of China’s National Day. September 2019.