Dozens of pro-Beijing, pro-democracy and Falun Gong activists faced off outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday. Police officers separated the groups as China’s No. 3 politician Zhang Dejiang attended a banquet hosted by the government in his honour.
A protester holds a placard reading “Against Hong Kong independence”. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Photo: Dan Garrett.
“A warm welcome for chairman Zhang Dejiang’s visit”. Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
“Welcome chairman Zhang Dejiang”, a Voice of Loving Hong Kong sign reads. Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
Photo: Dan Garrett.
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Dan Garrett

Dan Garrett, PhD, is an author, photographer, political scientist, and visual sociologist studying China’s securitization of Hong Kong. His first book examined the Region’s vivacious protest culture and defence of the Hongkonger identity. A second investigating China’s post-Umbrella national security crackdown on protests/protesters and the militarisation of SAR protest policing is in process.