PHOTOS: Looking back at Wednesday’s anti-extradition bill protest

Thousands of protesters occupy Connaught Road Central during a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Thousands of protesters occupy Connaught Road Central during a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

As Hong Kong braces for another anti-extradition bill protest today, take a look back at a selection of Coconuts HK‘s snaps from the last protest on Wednesday, June 12.

Thousands of protesters flood Connaught Road Central in a bid to stop lawmakers from entering the Legislative Council to hold a second reading of a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Thousands of protesters flood Connaught Road Central in a bid to stop lawmakers from entering the Legislative Council to hold a second reading of a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Thousands of protesters flood Connaught Road Central in a bid to stop lawmakers from entering the Legislative Council to hold a second reading of a controversial extradition bill.
Thousands of protesters flood Connaught Road Central in a bid to stop lawmakers from entering the Legislative Council to hold a second reading of a controversial extradition bill.

 

 

Protesters helping others climb up railing that has been converted into a makeshift ladder at a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill on Wednesday, June 12 2019. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.
Protesters helping others climb up railing that has been converted into a makeshift ladder at a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill on Wednesday, June 12 2019. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.

 

Protesters passing on umbrellas and helmets to others during a protest against a controversial extradition bill.
Protesters passing on umbrellas and helmets to others during a protest against a controversial extradition bill.

 

A protester sits on top of a bus stop on Connaught Road Central during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
A protester sits on top of a bus stop on Connaught Road Central during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Thousands of protesters flood Connaught Road Central in a bid to stop lawmakers from entering the Legislative Council to hold a second reading of a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Thousands of protesters flood Connaught Road Central in a bid to stop lawmakers from entering the Legislative Council to hold a second reading of a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Photo by Vicky Wong.
Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

A female protester waves the Union Jack flag on Connaught Road Central during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.
A female protester waves the Union Jack flag on Connaught Road Central during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

People gathering on Connaught Road Central during the extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.
People gathering on Connaught Road Central during the extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.

 

Protesters make way for people moving metal fences to the front line in order to build barriers protecting themselves from police during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Protesters make way for people moving metal fences to the front line in order to build barriers protecting themselves from police during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Umbrellas out as it starts to rain during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Umbrellas out as it starts to rain during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Protesters moving a metal fence in order to build barriers protecting themselves from police during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Protesters moving a metal fence in order to build barriers protecting themselves from police during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Umbrellas out as it starts to rain during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Umbrellas out as it starts to rain during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Pro-democracy lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting and Fernando Cheung accompanied by Spiderman walking through the crowd during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Pro-democracy lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting and Fernando Cheung, accompanied by Spiderman, walking through the crowd during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Police and protesters facing off during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Police and protesters facing off during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Protesters moving a metal fence in order to build barriers protecting themselves from police during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Protesters moving a metal fence in order to build barriers protecting themselves from police during a protest against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Police in riot gear during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Police in riot gear during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Vicky Wong.

 

Police and protesters facing off during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.
Police and protesters facing off during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.

 

A woman reacts after being tear gassed at an demonstration against a controversial extradition law today. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.
A woman reacts after being tear gassed at an demonstration against a controversial extradition law today. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.

 

Police in riot gear during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.
Police in riot gear during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.

 

Protesters fleeing from clouds of tear gas during a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.
Protesters fleeing from clouds of tear gas during a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.

 

Protesters fleeing from clouds of tear gas during a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.
Protesters fleeing from clouds of tear gas during a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.

 

Protesters help a man who was hit with tear gas at a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill today. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.
Protesters help a man who was hit with tear gas at a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill today. Photo by Samantha Mei Topp.

 

Police in riot gear during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.
Police in riot gear during an extradition bill protest. Photo by Tomas Wiik.

 

Connaught Road Central after police cleared the road of extradition bill protesters. Photo by Tomas Wiik.
Connaught Road Central after police cleared the road of extradition bill protesters. Photo by Tomas Wiik.

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