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Last Week in Pictures: Celebrating the Spirit of Hong Kong

By Inés Fung 18 June 2019
Through the power of photography, Localiiz celebrates the spirit of Hong Kong people in the past week.

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Protestor waving Hong Kong flag outside the Government Headquarters

Photo courtesy of @arnaud__texier

June 16: A protestor rests with his Hong Kong flag outside the Central Government Complex.

Child on his father's shoulders overlooking the protest

Photo courtesy of @hay_footprints

June 16: A child watches the march from his father’s shoulders. June 16 was Father’s Day and the march saw many parents bringing their children along, explaining the cause all the while.

Aerial view of June 16 march over Causeway Bay

Photo courtesy of @tcycheng

June 16: Organisers reported a historic 2 million+ people joining the march, taking up 3 roads from the Victoria Park starting point. The last group of protestors reached Tamar Park 8 hours after the march began.

Photo courtesy of @samsonhuang

June 15; Though the marches have been organised by the youth of Hong Kong there are also an abundance of elders supporting the cause.

Photo courtesy of @samsonhuang

June 15: A helping hand is always appreciated when climbing over the Queensway fence.

Photo credits: @rebekah.ho

June 16: White flowers and ribbons were laid down along Queensway after a man fell to his death hanging up a banner.

Marchers wait in Victoria Park with umbrellas
Photo courtesy of Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

June 16: Hongkongers share umbrellas while waiting for the march to begin in Victoria Park.

Mirrored and cropped aerial view of the protest at night

Photo courtesy of

June 15: A mirrored bird’s eye view of the march in Causeway Bay, illuminated by Hong Kong's neon heritage.

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Inés Fung

Part-time editor

Currently based in Hong Kong by way of Calgary, Inés has always had a passion for writing and her creative work can be found in obscure literary zines. When she’s not busy scouring the city for the best gin-based cocktail, she can be found curled up with her journal and fur-ever friend Peanut. Don’t be surprised if you cross paths with her and she already knows all your mates.