TOKYO-2020 Editorial / General News

Revolution of Our Time

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Witold Dobrowolski
  • Agency / Studio
    Polish Journalists Association
  • Photo Date

Protests in Hong Kong started in June 2019 as citizens opposition to extradition law to People's Republic of China turned into a huge prodemocratic revolutionary movement supported by the overwhelming majority of Hongkongers. The Hong Kong government supported by Beijing is trying to suppress the protests with police force. Police brutality against demonstrators and journalists only met with escalation and physical resistance from the most determined group: secondary school students and university students. Neither side intends to let go, and the revolution affects all the Hong Kong citizens.