A demonstrator sprays paint inside a chamber at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building, where protesters forced their way in on Monday, July 1.
Within minutes of protesters taking a collective decision to exit the Legislative Council building, police fired tear gas and used baton charges to disperse the crowd.
Police officers walk in tear gas as they break up the crowd.
A protester uses a megaphone to speak to other protesters inside the Legislative Council building.
The meeting hall of the Legislative Council is taken over by demonstrators on July 1.
Protesters stream into the Legislative Council building.
People rally outside the Legislative Council on July 1.
A protester smashes a window of the Legislative Council building.
Protesters holding umbrellas face off with police officers wearing anti-riot gear on July 1.
Police standing inside the Hong Kong government headquarters look through broken glass as protesters try to smash their way into the building on July 1.
Columns of sunlight are cast on a crowd during the march on July 1.
Helicopters carrying the flags of China and Hong Kong fly over demonstrators on July 1.
Pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong rallies demonstrators with a megaphone on July 1.
A protester holds up a placard as thousands flood the streets of Hong Kong on July 1.
A police officer uses pepper spray during a clash with protesters on July 1.
Protesters face police on July 1.
A protester wearing a T-shirt with the word “revolution” walks past an inscription on a road that reads “Long Live HK.”
Police detain protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1.
A protester places anti-government posters at the traffic sign that indicates the entrance to the government complex building.
Protesters remove their shirts after being pepper-sprayed by police.
A man receives medical treatment during the protests on July 1.
An overhead view shows thousands of protesters marching through a Hong Kong street on Sunday, June 16.
Many of those attending the rally on June 16 carried signs with the slogan “stop killing us” alongside images of bloodied protesters.
Protesters attend the rally on June 16.
A protester returns a tear-gas canister fired by police during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 12.
Rubber bullets, pepper spray and hand-thrown tear gas were used to push back protesters who had occupied the city’s main thoroughfare and other roads near the government headquarters on June 12, Hong Kong Police Commissioner Steven Lo Wai-chung said.
Protesters run after police fired tear gas on June 12.
A police officer reacts to an umbrella that was thrown near the Legislative Council building on June 12. The Umbrella Movement in 2014 galvanized Hong Kong’s youth and was mainly student-led. But lately there have been lawyers, business people and middle-aged people protesting for the first time.
Police officers use a water cannon on a protester near the government headquarters.
Protesters shield themselves against pepper spray used by police.
Police officers fire tear gas during the demonstration on June 12.
A protester reacts as she is grabbed by police on June 12.
Police and protesters clash outside the Legislative Council building on June 12.
Protesters face off with police during the rally on June 12.
A protester rests during the demonstration on June 12. Protesters began arriving the night before.
By the morning of June 12, tens of thousands of mainly young people had arrived in the area, blocking streets and bringing central Hong Kong to a standstill.
Protesters block major roads near the Legislative Council and government headquarters. Hundreds of businesses, parents and teachers called for a boycott of work and school to show their opposition to the extradition bill.
A demonstrator holds a sign during the June 12 rally.
Police officers charge toward protesters during clashes on Monday, June 10. It was a continuation of protests that started the day before.
A protester reacts as police and demonstrators clash on June 10.
A police camera films the rally on Sunday, June 9.
Protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on June 9.
Protesters on June 9 waved placards and wore white — the designated color of the rally. “Hong Kong, never give up!” some chanted.
Demonstrators hold signs during the protest on June 9.
A crowd fills a Hong Kong street on June 9.
Students wear chains during a demonstration on Saturday, June 8.