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Occupy Central - Clashes @ Mong Kok (Day 20-21)

Pro-democracy protesters stand on guard with umbrellas during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters girded themselves for an anticipated showdown with police who earlier used chain saws and sledgehammers to clear barricades from a major road in the city’s business district. (Photos by Justin Chin)

Pro-democracy protesters stand on guard with umbrellas during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Police officers in riot gear swing their batons at pro-democracy protesters during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

People gather on Nathan Road during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

A pro-democracy protester gestures as he stands among other protesters standing on guard with umbrellas during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

People gather along Nathan Road during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A pro-democracy protester confronts the police while being held back by another protester during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Pro-democracy protesters stand on guard with umbrellas during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A police officer in riot gear holding a baton confronts a pro-democracy protester at a bus station during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

People gather on Nathan Road during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear clash with pro-democracy protesters in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A drunken man sleeps on Nathan Road during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A pro-democracy protester is being pushed onto the ground by police officers in riot gear during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A journalist falls on the ground after being pepper sprayed by the police at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Police officers use water to wash off pepper spray on a journalist’s face at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

A pro-democracy wearing protective gear looks on during a clash with police officers at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

People protect themselves at an entrance of a store as police in riot gear clash with pro-democracy protesters during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

People gather on Nathan Road at a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A plan clothes police officer confronts a pro-democracy protester in protective gear during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A plain clothes police officer confronts a pro-democracy protester during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear clash with pro-democracy protesters during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear stand on guard on Nathan Road during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Pro-democracy protesters gestureduring a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear clash with pro-democracy protesters during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A pro-democracy protester stand guards at a barricade on Nathan Road during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Police in riot gear clash with a pro-democracy protester during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Police in riot gear arrests a pro-democracy protester during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear stand on guard during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear clear barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Police in riot gear stand on guard during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Police in riot gear arrests a pro-democracy protester during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

People gather on top of an entrance of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A man sleeps on barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters during a pro-democracy protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Occupy Central - Clashes @ Lung Wo Road (Day 17-18)

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A demonstrator wearing protective gear looks on as other demonstrators erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters girded themselves for an anticipated showdown with police who earlier used chain saws and sledgehammers to clear barricades from a major road in the city’s business district. (Photos by Justin Chin)

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Demonstrators erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

A demonstrator uses cable tie to secure barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Demonstrators erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Demonstrators erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Demonstrators use cable ties to erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Demonstrators erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Demonstrators erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Demonstrators move their tents in to the intersection of Tim Mei Road and Lung Wo Road as other protesters erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Demonstrators passes down a piece of concrete brick to use as roadblocks on Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Demonstrators place concrete bricks on the ground to use as roadblocks on Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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A couple walks over concrete blocks which are used as roadblocks to close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Demonstrators use cable ties to secure concrete blocks which are used as road blocks as protesters erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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A couple walks over concrete blocks which are used as roadblocks to close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Riot police stand on guard on the top of a tunnel after demonstrators erect barricades and close up Lung Wo Road as protesters close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Riot police clash with pro-democracy demonstrators after they erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Riot police clash with pro-democracy demonstrators after they erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Police clear off tents and obstructions erected by pro-democracy demonstrators after they erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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A riot police pushes photojournalists as they clash with pro-democracy demonstrators after erecting barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Riot police clash with pro-democracy demonstrators after they erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Riot police clash with pro-democracy demonstrators after they erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Riot police clash with pro-democracy demonstrators after they erect barricades and close off Lung Wo Road outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators stand guard after clashing with riot police outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators wearing protective gear leave as instructed by riot police outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Riot police stand guard after clashing with pro-democracy demonstrators outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Pro-democracy demonstrators stand guard after clashing with riot police outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators stand guard after clashing with riot police outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

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Riot police stand guard after clashing with pro-democracy demonstrators outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Pro-democracy demonstrators reacts after clashing with riot police outside the Chief Executive’s office during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Anti-Police Brutality Demonstration @ Montreal

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — An activist screams “help” while police officers push him down down onto the ground and arrest him during the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — A protestor is being arrested during the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — People watch from a building as protestors (not pictured) marches on the streets at the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — A woman trying to head to a museum is being asked to leave by riot police during the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — A woman stands in front of police officers at the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — A woman fell as she tries to escape from the police’s kettle, a police tactic used to contain protestors, at the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — A protestor is being arrested at the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people. 

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — Police officers stand on guard outside Place de Arts during the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — Police horses stand guard during the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — Tourists gather and observe police tactics and action at the anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

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MONTREAL, Que. (15/03/13) — Security guards look out and stand guard while protestors (not pictured) gather on the streets during an anti-police brutality demonstration on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Montreal. Police called this demonstration illegal minutes after it had started and arrested more than 250 people.

Photos by Justin Chin

HONG KONG: Aug. 2, 2012 — Paul Hung Hak-wai, Director of Operations, speaks at the Hong Kong Police Force 2012 Mid-Year Review Press Conference in Hong Kong Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. The overall crime increased by 0.4 percent compare with January to June 2011. (Photo by JUSTIN CHIN)

HONG KONG: Aug. 2, 2012 — Paul Hung Hak-wai, Director of Operations, speaks at the Hong Kong Police Force 2012 Mid-Year Review Press Conference in Hong Kong Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. The overall crime increased by 0.4 percent compare with January to June 2011. (Photo by JUSTIN CHIN)

HONG KONG: July 1, 2012 — A protester holds a sign asking “Where are your conscience, police officers” during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: July 1, 2012 — A protester holds a sign asking “Where are your conscience, police officers” during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: July 1, 2012 — Police presence can be seen during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: July 1, 2012 — Police presence can be seen during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: July 1, 2012 — Police presence can be seen during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: July 1, 2012 — Police presence can be seen during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — Mr. Ma, a pro-democracy protester, is being taken away by police officers as he and other protesters protest outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — A police woman stands guard outside the exhibition center where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — A police woman stands guard outside the exhibition center where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — A police officer is cleaning another colleague’s eyes from pepper spray backfiring outside the exhibition center where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — A police officer is cleaning another colleague’s eyes from pepper spray backfiring outside the exhibition center where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — Protesters get pepper spray from police outside the exhibition center where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — Protesters get pepper spray from police outside the exhibition center where Chinese President Hu Jintao was scheduled to attend a concert on June 30, 2012. Protesters had been corralled into a small protest zone across the street from the site. They were far outnumbered by hundreds of police ringing the venue. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — A police officer stands in front of a big banner put up by pro-democracy protesters demanding an investigation on Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang’s his death outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 30, 2012. Li imprisoned for two decades died in a hospital, one year after being released from jail, and a relative raised doubt on the official explanation that he had hanged himself. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 30, 2012 — A police officer stands in front of a big banner put up by pro-democracy protesters demanding an investigation on Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang’s his death outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 30, 2012. Li imprisoned for two decades died in a hospital, one year after being released from jail, and a relative raised doubt on the official explanation that he had hanged himself. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 29, 2012 — Police officers stand guard at the fences set up outside the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel where the Chinese President Hu Jintao is staying ahead of an inauguration ceremony for Hong Kong’s new government and the 15th anniversary of the southern Chinese city’s handover from Britain to China. Hu is to install a new but already unpopular governor of the semiautonomous Chinese territory. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 29, 2012 — Police officers stand guard at the fences set up outside the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel where the Chinese President Hu Jintao is staying ahead of an inauguration ceremony for Hong Kong’s new government and the 15th anniversary of the southern Chinese city’s handover from Britain to China. Hu is to install a new but already unpopular governor of the semiautonomous Chinese territory. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 29, 2012 — Police officers speak with a pro-democracy protester wearing T-shirts with slogans demanding an investigation on Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang’s his death outside the hotel where the Chinese President Hu Jintao is staying while he is in Hong Kong on June 29, 2012. Li imprisoned for two decades died in a hospital, one year after being released from jail, and a relative raised doubt on the official explanation that he had hanged himself. (Photo by Justin Chin)

HONG KONG: June 29, 2012 — Police officers speak with a pro-democracy protester wearing T-shirts with slogans demanding an investigation on Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang’s his death outside the hotel where the Chinese President Hu Jintao is staying while he is in Hong Kong on June 29, 2012. Li imprisoned for two decades died in a hospital, one year after being released from jail, and a relative raised doubt on the official explanation that he had hanged himself. (Photo by Justin Chin)

TOP: HONG KONG: June 29, 2012 — A police offer is directing traffic in front of the government house in Hong Kong on June 29, 2012 as government officials’ motorcade arrives for a dinner hosted by Mr. Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. 

BOTTOM: HONG KONG: June 29, 2012 — Chinese President Hu Jintao’s motorcade arrives at the government house on June 29, 2012 for a dinner event with Mr. Donald Tsang’s, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Hu arrived on June 29 ahead of an inauguration ceremony for Hong Kong’s new government and the 15th anniversary of the southern Chinese city’s handover from Britain to China. 

(Photos by Justin Chin)