19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Illegal Overnight

A protestor holds a flag that reads “Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now” in front of a shopping mall security guard on June 30, 2020. Onlookers gathered, chanting and singing protest slogans and songs, and called for people to join the subsequent day’s annual protest. The slogan on the flag would become illegal overnight as the national security law comes into effect.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Copyright: © Alvin Lam