And then the crowd stood around, watching the police (this is where the people I was with wisely stepped back, I moved in for a better look). And some shouting at the police and, as I mentioned before, a couple of lame water bottle tosses. And then the police go bananas with the pepper spray and rubber bullets...then later the tear gas.
Oh and this is why I don't take photos at the protests- there are people doing illegal things and others who just don't want to be identified as having been there. I feel like I should respect their privacy- I took a couple of pics, once, of people's backs, I feel that's pretty safe. I wanted to take pics of the cops (one reason I moved in) but, yeah, once the pepper spray is deployed, that idea goes out the window.
From the live streams it looked like the situation was tense but had already calmed slightly. People were restraining each other and discouraging any throwing of items at the police. After a few minutes where the police already built a little distance, then they whipped out the tear gas canister and tossed it willy-nilly into the crowd...
Pretty clear which was more threatening to public safety to me.
Last edited by AsianXpat0; 03-01-2020 at 11:55 AM.
Passed by HSBC just now, the two lions are "boxed-up"