Asia | As violent demonstrations roil Hong Kong, a bold group of volunteers is providing moral support and physical protection for young protesters
by June Cheng
Posted 10/10/19, 01:14 pm
On the road in front of the luxury mall Pacific Place in the central business district of Hong Kong, hundreds of young pro-democracy protesters, wearing hard hats and gas masks, began to yell and run in retreat. Behind them, tear gas canisters arched through the sky, leaving trails of white smoke. As police fired rounds of the acrid gas, members of an elite police squad known as raptors suddenly charged at protesters from both the main and side roads.