Hong Kong quandary: Protesting on the street but wed to a policeman

Sunny has been taking to the streets to denounce what she regards as the oppressive policies of the central government in Beijing.
Sunny has been taking to the streets to denounce what she regards as the oppressive policies of the central government in Beijing.PHOTO: NYTIMES

HONG KONG (NYTIMES) - As weeks of protests transform Hong Kong into a battleground between demonstrators and police, few families have felt the polarising effects more than that of a young woman named Sunny.

Sunny, 26, is a protester who takes to the streets to denounce what she regards as the oppressive policies of the central government in Beijing. Her husband is a low-ranking police officer, working 12-hour nightly shifts to confront the demonstrations his wife supports.

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