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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong sees fresh unrest as police fire tear gas during protest showdown in Kowloon

Hong Kong saw fresh clashes on Sunday as police fired tear gas during a showdown with pro-democracy protesters across Kowloon after a brief lull in the city’s 26 weeks of unrest. Thousands had taken to the streets in the afternoon under the slogan “Don’t forget our original intention.” HKFP’s photographer May James captured the day as it unfolded.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road No more tear gas

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" Salisbury Garden Road

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1" tear gas

Hong Kong police fire tear gas on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to clear protesters on December 1. Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

“There will be no winners at the end of this revolution but please bear witness to it.” Photo: May James/HKFP.

Hung Hom Tsim Sha Tsui protest China extradition pro-democracy "December 1"

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester road clearance

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" umbrellas Hung Hom river Tsim Sha Tsui protest protester climb wall

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon Hung Hom tear gas child saline boy protest

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Kowloon police orange black flag warning tear gas protester

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Xi Jinping cockroach Winnie the Pooh graffiti spray paint protester umbrella Kowloon

This picture taken on December 1 shows a protester spray painting an image of children’s character Winnie the Pooh – widely used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping – with the body of a cockroach. Hong Kong police have often insulted pro-democracy protesters by likening them to the insect. Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Hong Kong protester Kowloon roadblock bricks

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Kowloon Whampoa protester arrested Hong Kong police

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas vandalism store

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas vandalism store

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas residents overlook

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas warning black flag

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester streets tear gas

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" umbrellas Hung Hom river Tsim Sha Tsui protest protester climb wall

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" tear gas saline woman civilian Tsim Sha Tsui Hung Hom Kowloon protest

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" umbrellas Hung Hom river Tsim Sha Tsui protest protester

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester road clearance

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" Whampoa Hong Kong police protester road clearance

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.

"December 1" protester police Hong Kong Whampoa Kowloon vandalism

Photo: May James/HKFP.


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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong sees fresh unrest as police fire tear gas during protest showdown in Kowloon