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.
Some 800,000 demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, a day before the city marks six months since the start of mass protests that have morphed into a wider anti-government movement.
The move is a major setback for Hong Kong's government. The international experts were called in as part of a bid to address protesters' demands for an independent probe into police violence and misconduct.
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.
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