2020 / Editorial / Personality

Being Homeless During Revolution

  • Company
    Polish Journalists Association
  • Photographer
    Witold Dobrowolski

A homeless person equipped with a gas mask and swimming goggles to protect from tear gas during street clashes between police and prodemocratic protester in Mongkok District, Hong Kong. Anti-government protests have raged in Hong Kong for almost six months and, according to city activists, more than 10,000 rounds of tear gas have been fired by police. Repeated use of gas in almost every district of this highly populated city has exposed many ordinary citizens in financial districts, tourist hot spots and residential estates to a complex mix of harmful chemicals.

Freelance journalist and photographer based in Poland. Graduated East European Studies on Warsaw University. Member of Polish Journalists Association. Focused on conflict areas. Covered Revolution in Ukraine and war in Donbas in 2014-2018. In 2019-2020 covered Hong Kong and Lebanese protests.