Unauthorized street demonstrations took place on Sunday, September 6, in Hong Kong, as crowds protested against the postponement of the legislative elections.
The Hong Kong government had delayed the elections due to a rise in coronavirus cases, citing large gatherings of people voting risked more infections.
Hong Kong police were already on standby, ready to disperse gatherings for what they say are social distancing law violations, but protesters continued to gather and chant pro-democracy slogans, as police cordoned off streets in the district of Jordan.
Tommy Walker reports. – Rappler.com
Tommy Walker is a British journalist, photographer and travel writer currently based between Hong Kong & Taipei. In 2019, Tommy reported for Rappler as Hong Kong correspondent for the anti-government protests. His work provided frontline videos from demonstrations which included the Polytechnic University siege, and Hong Kong’s national security law fallout. His work has also included covering the COVID19 pandemic in 2020.