Hong Kong-based photographer Dan Garrett captured the city’s extradition law protests which ended in violence last Wednesday.
The government proposed legal amendments in February to allow the city to handle case-by-case extradition requests from jurisdictions with no prior agreements, most notably China and Taiwan.
The plan would enable the chief executive and local courts to handle extradition requests without legislative oversight, although lawyers, journalists, foreign politicians and businesses have raised concerns over the risk of residents being extradited to the mainland, which lacks human rights protections.
The city has been rocked by a series of protests in recent weeks against the extradition bill.
The brief occupation of roads around the legislature last week resulted in police deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against crowds advancing forwards throwing objects.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam personally apologised on Tuesday to Hong Kong people saying her government shouldered the responsibility for the clashes.
Critics, however, said, that her apology was insincere and have urged her to withdraw the controversial bill.
The government already suspended the extradition bill on Saturday, though has refused to fully retract it.
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