( CNN) A stunning nighttime epitome claiming to show hundreds of thousands of people amassing Sunday on the streets of Hong Kong to protest a controversial deportation proposal has been widely shared on social media platforms.
The image is the first result of a Twitter search for “Hong Kong protests, ” with more than 28,000 likes and 8,000 retweets. It’s likewise been reposted on Instagram by people including Nathan Law, founding chair of the pro-democracy group, Demosisto.
The image’s original author, as first reported by the Asian news place Coconuts
, is Deacon Lui, who shared it June 11 on Instagram with the caption, “whatever it takes . … #noextraditiontochina( photo is cropped and reflected ). “