Uncle Wong, an eighty-two-year old Hong Kong man, is part of a community group that puts itself between police and protestors. Guiding the young people, they aim to protect out of the firing line.
Dozens of anti-government protesters are still holed up inside a Hong Kong university after hundreds had fled deteriorating conditions. Authorities have warned that police may fire live rounds to clear the area.
Strife-torn Hong Kong's economy plunged into recession in the third quarter, falling 3.2% between July and September. Its administration blames "local social incidents" — a reference to 5 months of pro-democracy unrest.
Protesters who had taken over major university campuses in Hong Kong have mostly left. Police also announced that they will be treating the death of a man hit by a brick thrown by protesters late on Thursday as murder.
Anti-government sentiment has been compounded by anger at a student activist's death and the arrests of several pro-democracy lawmakers. Protesters have accused police of provoking violence.
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