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4 Nov 2019

Behind the scenes with Hong Kong’s ‘Frontliner’ protesters

Home Affairs Correspondent

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protests continued for another weekend, with scores injured in clashes between demonstrators and riot police.

The unrest began in June with mass protests against a bill which would’ve allowed extradition to mainland China. The demonstrations have now morphed into a broader popular uprising against Beijing’s rule.

At the vanguard of the protest movement are young activists known as the “Frontliners.” The more extreme among them are often blamed for starting the trouble – but Channel 4 News has spent time with three activists, who say they are just responding to police violence against them.