Here's what you need to know about the development of the conflict in Hong Kong and the protesters' motivations.
People gathered under heavy rain on Thursday to take part in a public memorial for a man who fell to his death while protesting an extradition bill.
The now-suspended legislation to allow China to extradite Hong Kong citizens to the mainland has revealed concerns over the growing creep of Chinese government influence.
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they occupy a street demanding that Hong Kong's leader step down on June 17th, 2019, in Hong Kong, China.
Perry Dino is capturing Hong Kong's demonstrations against the mainland in a series of unique and powerful paintings.
People hold candles as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park on June 4th, 2019, in Hong Kong, China.
People walk through a flooded shopping mall in the Heng Fa Chuen district during Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong, China, on September 16th, 2018.
Chinese authorities reversed an earlier decision not to jail a young figurehead of the democracy movement, a decision that's only fueled more citizen unrest.
Protesters pay their respects outside the Chinese Liason Office of Hong Kong after the death of Chinese Noble laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Hong Kong on July 13th, 2017.
The quality of demographics carries greater weight than the quantity, and the Pearl of the Orient, while dense, is aging rapidly.