How Hong Kong’s Protesters Evade Police and Keep the Demonstrations Alive | Visual Investigations

  • Published: 13 August 2019
  • Hong Kong’s protesters have employed innovative tactics to stay safe and evade the police. Our visual investigation gives an up-close look at those strategies.

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  • Ghost Productions
    Ghost Productions  1 days back

    2:22 I never knew fire extinguishers could be used as smoke grenades...

    • Low
      Low  2 days back

      Now this is what I call a protest

      • Messed Up Hina
        Messed Up Hina  4 days back

        Amazing 💖

        • 橙子
          橙子  4 days back

          This video shows why Chinese people think Hongkong protesters aren't reasonable and impenetrable.

          • Joe Jia
            Joe Jia  7 days back

            Very interesting. This is what people are complaining about the press? The new york times does that greatly! Go On!

            • Murtadha Alkenani
              Murtadha Alkenani  1 weeks back

              So you guys are Protesting for Democracy and we in Iraq are Protesting against Democracy.

              • Neon Kepler
                Neon Kepler  1 weeks back


                • Lukas McFadden
                  Lukas McFadden  1 weeks back

                  1:35 wars fans will be pleased

                  • Omar
                    Omar  1 weeks back


                    • Smith Ngo
                      Smith Ngo  1 weeks back

                      Gta 5?

                      • Maya :/
                        Maya :/  1 weeks back

                        😯 wowww

                        • Fortnite Resolution
                          Fortnite Resolution  1 weeks back

                          *the ultimative jedi master* 00:32

                          • Michael Farias
                            Michael Farias  2 weeks back

                            Subtítulos en español?

                            • jjJuma dndcjnchd
                              jjJuma dndcjnchd  2 weeks back

                              Y have been chose by the people, by not acknowledging them y pay

                              • Noizemaze4
                                Noizemaze4  2 weeks back

                                kudos to the people of Hong Kong !!! live long and be strong ~~

                                • Abcmhk ck
                                  Abcmhk ck  2 weeks back

                                  NYT, since much admiration, respect and honor have been given to these rioters, you may accept them as your citizens and use them as perfect role model for your people

                                  • Benedict Almendra
                                    Benedict Almendra  2 weeks back

                                    Well there aremred

                                    • Tobi Nathan
                                      Tobi Nathan  2 weeks back

                                      Another CIA try to damage china lol

                                      • Tony Luo
                                        Tony Luo  3 weeks back

                                        add oil... excellent translation

                                        • sammie Canana
                                          sammie Canana  3 weeks back

                                          You can take cheap Chinese 1 watt lasers and get them to potential
                                          Then it's a new game

                                          • tubeytubby
                                            tubeytubby  3 weeks back

                                            "Add oil" btw = "Keep it up" or "Keep going" - adding fuel to a fire or engine gives it more power and longevity, which is what it signifies.

                                            • M
                                              M  3 weeks back

                                              This is what happens when a government disarms its citizens, I never want to live in a country that needs to reley on " traffic cones, suitcases, and laser pointers " to protect against a radical government.

                                              • Ryan
                                                Ryan  3 weeks back

                                                Give these people guns

                                                • Bashara Hadid
                                                  Bashara Hadid  3 weeks back

                                                  Lads, the attack on Area 51 should be done like this

                                                  • Thepchai Poo
                                                    Thepchai Poo  3 weeks back

                                                    They are using the "Hit and Run" tactics of the guerrilla warfare.

                                                    • Ê nói nhỏ nghe nè !!!!!!!

                                                      Guy you see china is very bad

                                                      • Mohammed Abbas
                                                        Mohammed Abbas  4 weeks back

                                                        Hope the NY times would make a full investigation about how Iraqi protestors were shot by snipers all over Baghdad in the October 1st-6th demonstrations, hundreds of horrific and graphic videos from protestors are on the YouTube showing how unknown snipers hunted civilian protestors all over! I'm ready to provide the NY times of such videos even though they are everywhere on the web!

                                                        • Niko Štajner
                                                          Niko Štajner  4 weeks back

                                                          more organizated than area51 raid

                                                          • Xahmael Zechariah
                                                            Xahmael Zechariah  4 weeks back

                                                            This rioters are not from Hong Hong!!! This guys are China's military soldiers sent by the CCP to dress like hong Kong residents to escalate the violence so Beijing can enter their military into the country and use their force. No Hong Hong Citizen would want to destroy their country. They will lie about this on the news and media. They have planned this out 1 week after the first riot broke out.

                                                            • Marcos Alexis De Leon
                                                              Marcos Alexis De Leon  4 weeks back

                                                              We hope all in Hong Kong dies, lot of people for the wold

                                                              • Ernest Gip
                                                                Ernest Gip  4 weeks back

                                                                Why these report didn’t mention that the HK rioters are using petrol bomb and attacking police ....they the rioters also Attack common citizens who do not share their view

                                                                • Sam Wong
                                                                  Sam Wong  1 months back

                                                                  Where are the footages showing the rioters throwing petrol bombs, burning shops and stations, beating up people who happened to have different views. Please show the facts on both sides and not just from the rioters view.

                                                                  • Right Cee
                                                                    Right Cee  1 months back

                                                                    To be impartial, the news media should use accurate terminology for protester and rioter.  Protesters should only be used for those demonstrating peacefully.  If violence is involved, rioters should be used to draw a line to protect innocent HK people.  Their safety and peaceful living depends on the mercy and conscience of media.

                                                                    • ck
                                                                      ck  1 months back

                                                                      bro this is really terrifying but cool too

                                                                      • Pole Dev
                                                                        Pole Dev  1 months back

                                                                        When your war code has been know by enemy

                                                                        • odnom
                                                                          odnom  1 months back

                                                                          Why can't america protest like this.

                                                                        • Laurent Loh
                                                                          Laurent Loh  1 months back

                                                                          well done, wish this kind of democracy shows everyday in your country in front of your door. cool that it's right?

                                                                          • Not Billie
                                                                            Not Billie  1 months back

                                                                            Can we talk about the teamwork

                                                                            • TheLongestNa meIcouldThinkOfTheThird

                                                                              They have been preparing for this.
                                                                              We will see more of this.

                                                                              • Henry Delgado
                                                                                Henry Delgado  1 months back

                                                                                a new way of protesting, should've used it during the US police shootings and the black movement

                                                                                • michael MASTA
                                                                                  michael MASTA  1 months back

                                                                                  Police refuse to show ID. And the police are using a deadly expired gas bombs. And illegal blue pepper spray out of a water canon truck. Wouldn’t you fight back if someone says they are police but refuse to provide ID

                                                                                  • SBLACKS OFFICIAL
                                                                                    SBLACKS OFFICIAL  1 months back

                                                                                    We need these people to raid area 51 lol

                                                                                    • informasi banua gaming
                                                                                      informasi banua gaming  1 months back

                                                                                      "Indonesian join servers"

                                                                                      • informasi banua gaming
                                                                                        informasi banua gaming  1 months back

                                                                                        @Dark of the knight xD

                                                                                      • Dark of the knight
                                                                                        Dark of the knight  1 months back

                                                                                        dude, malaysian here, although is kinda our fault that our palm oil company decide to burn the forest again but is out of our government reach. Please solve the haze issue as well XD good luck to indonesia

                                                                                    • Ting Wah Lui
                                                                                      Ting Wah Lui  1 months back

                                                                                      最新路邊社消息 示威者中有十個percent係同性戀者 有90 五個同性戀係男性 因為在香港沒有同性戀 的場所所以他們又可以收錢又可以出嚟發洩 所以他們覺得很美滿 這純粹是路邊社消息

                                                                                      • Radoslav Ivanov
                                                                                        Radoslav Ivanov  1 months back

                                                                                        In Asia even protests are like from the Future!

                                                                                        • Yogi Irawan
                                                                                          Yogi Irawan  1 months back

                                                                                          The communist party is an evil party. They wants to eat Hong Kong who has long been implementing democracy, clearly HK citizen refuse this party influence. The Communist Party is known for not knowing human rights, also sadistic, cruel, is an evil ideology. We can look at China, North Korea, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, a place where there is Communism, always leaving bloody traces of creating sacrificial rituals by spilling the blood of millions through famine, killing in peaceful masses to frighten people, and other iron fist tyranny examples of the Tiananmen case, and the night of July 21th, 1999 on Falun Gong crackdown by Jiang Zemin. There are people who are innocent but on the "point of view" are considered by the party to be enemies then that person is no longer considered human, as if he could be slaughtered at will, instead thrown into concentration camps without going through legal procedures.

                                                                                          For example the Communist Party has slaughtered Falun Gong practitioners who have learned Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance from 1999 until now, also capturing millions of Uyghur Muslims, suppressing underground Christianity, suppressing Tibetan Buddhists. All because this evil ideology wants to destroy traditional culture, moral inheritance, and want to eradicate religion so that its people must surrender and be willing to install the communist party's Satanic religion through what is called a change of mind and brainwashing. Even among those innocent people who are not in accordance with the tastes of the party are being used as a live organ bank for the transplant businesses. Don't believe it? If you want to go to another country, the organ takes 2-5 years of waiting time because donor has to be passed away first. In China, the waiting time is only 2 weeks! They have prepared people alive to be the source of organs!

                                                                                          In the international world human rights are important, there is also religious freedom. In the midst of this peaceful world you stand out for yourself by displaying a ferocious nature, the conclusion are clearly hostile to the World, everyone wants to annihilate this heretical party, and is now getting their karma, near death.

                                                                                          • Andy504
                                                                                            Andy504  1 months back

                                                                                            The ambulance scene says so much.

                                                                                            • Klaro Playz
                                                                                              Klaro Playz  1 months back

                                                                                              If All Philipines Are In Their Protest . We Couldve Destroyed All Polices