Alec Ash

Brave front: The pro-democracy guerrilla fighters taking on Hong Kong’s riot police

The Braves argue that Beijing will only respond to force, but the leaderless nature of the protests also encourages extremism

 Hong Kong

‘I’m a whistleblower.’

Mo Ming zig-zagged through the tear-gas. He ran across a central Hong Kong flyover in a low crouch he learned from the shoot-’em-up video game Counter-Strike. It was 1 October, China’s National Day, and the confrontations in Hong Kong were in their 17th week.

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