Hong Kong volunteer group tries to keep younger protesters out of harm's way

A small group of radical protesters have in the past two months turned the peaceful protests in Hong Kong into illegal violent demonstrations, throwing bricks and metal rods at the police during clashes.
A small group of radical protesters have in the past two months turned the peaceful protests in Hong Kong into illegal violent demonstrations, throwing bricks and metal rods at the police during clashes.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

For 38-year-old Mon Lau, the escalating protests that have wreaked havoc on the city for weeks are a reflection of the failure of the Hong Kong government, and this has made it easier for her to want to help the younger protesters.

The Straits Times contacted the Hong Kong University (HKU) alumnus who is part of a volunteer group that comprises HKU graduates who are now working professionals in the civil service and the private sector.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2019, with the headline 'Volunteer group tries to keep younger protesters out of harm's way'. Subscribe