Emotional Photographs from the Hong Kong Protests

I arrived in Hong Kong the day the violence peaked.

From the moment I arrived I could tell the city had changed drastically since my last visit only a year prior. As the airport bus pulled into Kowloon I spotted the first of many riot control soldiers. While at a red light I witnessed a direct standoff between a protestor and an officer.

After checking into my hostel, I hit the streets to witness this historic fight for democracy first-hand.