28 Jun. 2017
Hong Kong, China
More than 100 mainland Chinese visitors wearing headbands protest outside Hong Kong's Legal Aid Department to demand immediate residency in the territory, February 8, 1999. In 1999, the hopes of many aspiring cross-border families were dashed when Beijing, at the Hong Kong government's request, overturned a ruling by Hong Kong's top court that granted broad residency rights. "I will never forget this, nor forgive the government for what it did," Ho Hei-wah, a veteran family activist, said later. "It split many families and meant they couldn't live together." REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File photo SEARCH "HONGKONG TIMELINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.