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.

Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Hong Kong police fire tear gas on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to clear protesters on December 1. Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
“There will be no winners at the end of this revolution but please bear witness to it.” Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
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.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.

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