Silver 2020 / Editorial / Political

Siege of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Photographer
    Witold Dobrowolski
  • Agency / Studio
    Polish Journalists Association
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Political

In November Hong Kong students turned the occupied universities into fortresses and blocked the main communication zones, paralyzing the economic life of the city.The Hong Kong Polytechnic University became of the place of biggest fights. The police began the assault 17 November morning and the battle lasted until next day.After the clashes unable to capture the campus,the police began a siege that lasted for 12 days.Students on campus were facing rioting charges of up to 10 years in prison.This led to desperate attempts to escape through sewer system.

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.