Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Hong Kong Unrest

  • Photographer
    Laurel Chor
  • Image Location
    Hong Kong

In 2019, the Hong Kong government proposed an extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to undergo trial in mainland China. With Hong Kong residents fearing Beijing’s tightening grip, the proposed bill sparked the worst unrest the city had seen in decades, representing the greatest challenge to the Beijing government since the 1989 student uprisings and subsequent massacre.

Over the second half of 2019, I documented Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy, freedom and human rights: from the peaceful rallies attended by millions, to the violent clashes between protesters and police.