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The Yellow Umbrella Movement

umbrella movement, yellow umbrella, Hong Kong, Protest, Leica, Jamie Chan, TravelI didn’t particularly enjoyed my trip to Hong Kong but I was pretty surprised to find the umbrella movement was going on and going strong.
It was very surreal to witness first hand what I had been reading about in the news for months and to photograph the protest. A mini clash between the protesters broke out in which the police then proceeded to shut down the entire street.

The police force deserves some credit for making sure that none of the civilians were harmed during the clash as I even overheard one who was moaning about how he was looking forward to dinner with his wife when the clash broke out and he had to work overtime.

In any case, it looks like the movement will not be going away any time soon.

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Protesters marching through the streets of Mongkok

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A protester shouting at the opposite group

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Shouting back

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Riots on the streets

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Police officers stepping in to quell the unrest

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Police reinforcements

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Getting pedestrians off the road

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Closure of the entire road

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More police presence in the area

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The yellow umbrella is here to stay

Also, as part of the Valentine’s Day Photo Feature special, my images from the essay: Love Will Find A Way was published in the República in Nepal (Page 8).
Merry Valentine everyone(:

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  1. Great shots of the umbrella movement. You’re right, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. They are so determined to fight for their rights. Congratulations on the publication 🙂

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