A protest against the postponed elections in Hong Kong ended in 289 arrests on Sunday. The legislative polls should have taken place on the same day, but were delayed by a year with the authorities citing Covid-19 risks. 270 of those arrested were suspected of taking part in an unlawful assembly in the Yau Tsim Mong district. Pepper spray and pepper balls were deployed by the police whilst plain-clothed police officers were filmed tackling protesters to the ground. Photographers from United Social Press and HKFP were on the front lines. Click here for the full story.

Protester holding banner that reads: “Give me back my right to vote. Reinstate the elections immediately.” Photo: Joshua Kwan/United Social Press.
Figo Chan is arrested. Photo: Kelly Ho.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Joshua Kwan/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: KH/United Social Press.
Photo: KH/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Joshua Kwan/United Social Press.
Jordan. Photo: Tom Grundy.
Langham Place. Photo: Kelly Ho.
Figo Chan (centre) and Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: Kelly Ho.
Photo: Studio Incendo.
Jordan. Photo: Tom Grundy.

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