Eversheds Sutherland has offered professional counseling services to lawyers and staff in its Hong Kong offices, as the city continues to be engulfed by the largest political crisis in recent memory.

What started in June as a series of mass protests against a change in law that could lead to surrendering criminals in Hong Kong to mainland China has since become a massive anti-government political movement demanding universal suffrage for elections, among other things. Parts of the movement also turned violent as responding to the police’s use of force, arson and vandalism became quotidian.