Hong Kong's young protesters get help from volunteers

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

HONG KONG - For 38-year-old Mon Lau, the escalated protests that have wreaked havoc in 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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