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'Using force is our method' - behind the scenes look at more radical Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
September 09, 2019 at 16:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Take a glimpse into the more radical side of the protests that have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Footage from Sunday shows black-clad protesters preparing for confrontations with police.

Protesters were seen smashing windows and dismantling sidewalks to collect rocks and setting up barricades by the entrance to an MTR station entrance.

"Using force is one of our methods, one of our methods to protect ourselves and to protest, since the fire is our war," said one of masked protesters.

He added that: "Violence is like police. They beat everyone although they are just peaceful or just some citizen in Hong Kong, but they will fight. But protesters are not using violence. They just use force to protect themselves and protect those peaceful protesters."

Footage also shows protesters throw projectiles at police and officers respond with tear gas.

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Take a glimpse into the more radical side of the protests that have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Footage from Sunday shows black-clad protesters preparing for confrontations with police.

Protesters were seen smashing windows and dismantling sidewalks to collect rocks and setting up barricades by the entrance to an MTR station entrance.

"Using force is one of our methods, one of our methods to protect ourselves and to protest, since the fire is our war," said one of masked protesters.

He added that: "Violence is like police. They beat everyone although they are just peaceful or just some citizen in Hong Kong, but they will fight. But protesters are not using violence. They just use force to protect themselves and protect those peaceful protesters."

Footage also shows protesters throw projectiles at police and officers respond with tear gas.

M/S Protester smashing window by throwing projectile, Hong Kong

M/S Protesters smashing sidewalk

M/S Protester smashing sidewalk

M/S Protesters throwing objects into barricaded MTR Station entrance

M/S Protesters smashing window

M/S Protesters throwing objects into barricaded MTR Station entrance

M/S Police officers firing from inside MTR Station

SOT, protester: "Using force is one of our methods, one of our methods to protect ourselves and to protest, since the fire is our war."

W/S Protesters

M/S Banner on bridge reading: "Trust CCP [Chinese Communist Party]? Seriously?"

M/S Masked protester

M/S Protester with laser pointer

C/U Protester putting on glasses and helmet

M/S Protester attaching helmet

M/S Protester putting black spray paint in bag

SOT, Protester: "I thought that was not violence since violence is like police. They beat everyone although they are just peaceful or just some citizen in Hong Kong, but they will fight. But protesters are not using violence. They just use force to protect themselves and protect those peaceful protesters."

C/U Protesters dismantling sidewalk

M/S Protesters throwing projectiles

M/S Police in building

M/S Protester throwing object

M/S Protesters flashing light

M/S Protester flashing light

M/S Protesters behind shields

C/U Masked protester

M/S Protesters carrying rocks

W/S Protesters marching

M/S Protesters walking with steel rods

M/S Protesters hitting traffic light

M/S Police holding banner: "Police warning: You are in breach of the law. You may be prosecuted."

M/S Police running

M/S Police apprehending protester

M/S Police apprehending protester

W/S Tear gas being fired

M/S Protesters trying to defuse tear gas can

W/S Protesters and police running

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