fredag 20. september 2019

Hong Kong protests: The Taiwanese sending 2,000 gas masks

Soft-spoken, bespectacled, and based 650km (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Alex Ko is far removed from the widespread protests sweeping the former British colony. But he's exactly the kind of person China is worried about. In recent weeks, when protesters were battling police on the streets of Hong Kong demanding universal suffrage, and their freedoms to be preserved by China, Mr Ko, 23, didn't just watch idly online.

He launched a donation drive for gas masks, air filters and helmets at his church. He's since collected more than 2,000 sets of such gear, and sent them to Hong Kong protesters to protect them against tear gas regularly fired by the police.