Netizens on Reddit have showcased their skills in a “Photoshop battle” based on an image of a police officer pointing his Glock pistol at the press and protesters during Saturday’s standoff in Mong Kok.

Photo: Studio Incendo.

The original photo was captured by a photojournalist from Studio Incendo.

Photo: RambleTamble2, via reddit.

The battle required users to remix the snap in a creative manner. The image with the most “upvotes” wins the contest. Themes range from cyberpunk to role-playing shooter games.

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Rachel Wong

Rachel Wong previously worked as a documentary producer and academic researcher. She has a BA in Comparative Literature and European Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She has contributed to A City Made by People and The Funambulist, and has an interest in cultural journalism and gender issues.