Brave Granny Confronts Hong Kong Police to Protect young Protesters
A photo of an elderly woman in Hong Kong bravely standing between anti-extradition protesters and police has gone viral after a freelance journalist shared the powerful image on Twitter.
On Sunday, as thousands of young protestors took to the streets in the area of Yuen Long, photographer Laurel Chor captured the woman getting in between the two sides, and demanding riot police not to shoot at the protestors.
This video is hurting me The mama worries young protesters got beaten by police and she wants them to leave. she is crying “go go” and in the end of the video she said“why our world turn into this？！” pic.twitter.com/dHzKtn0fVc
Hong Kong demonstrators compared an old lady to tankman, filming her confronting the police. But here is another segment of the video of her blocking the demonstrators. Obviously she and many Hong Kong people don’t want to see escalation of the violence. pic.twitter.com/xlOflDkcwJ