Email By South-East Asia correspondent Kathryn Diss in Hong Kong Updated August 12, 2019 12:40:33 Video: Hong Kong demonstrators use traffic cones to snuff out tear gas (ABC News) Related Story: Protecting a wall of peaceful notes, this man takes repeated blows to the head Related Story: The unlikely anthem ‘protecting’ millions of protesters on the streets of Hong Kong Related Story: Punches thrown as students clash at UQ over Hong Kong freedom and ethnic minorities Map: Hong Kong With protests in Hong Kong becoming increasingly violent and showing no sign of easing, demonstrators have been coming up with creative ways to counter the widespread use of tear gas by police. Key points: Hong Kong police have fired 1,000 rounds of tear gas at protestersThe protests began in June against a proposed Chinese extradition bill Demonstrators say they won’t stop until their demands are met The newest strategy involves using a highly accessible object — traffic cones — to trap the gas.Videos posted online capture the rapid, coordinated response from some groups of protesters. They pounce on incoming tear gas grenades, smothering the smoke and grenade with a traffic cone and then pouring water through the hole at the top.The… Read full this story
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