The smart trick that pro-democracy protesters use to neutralize tear gas canisters fired by police during riots in Hong Kong
- The police fired tear gas on Sunday during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
- An ingenious way to neutralize the tear gas canisters has now been revealed
- Team uses traffic cone to lock up the gas before pouring water over the bus
Fascinating video reveals the way Hong Kong demonstrators defuse tear gas canisters fired by riot police.
The images, filmed on Sunday during a new round of pro-democracy protests in the city, show demonstrators working together to stop the gas from spreading.
While the bus lands on a narrow empty street, the demonstrators run ahead and place a traffic cone on it.
The group starts by placing a traffic cone on the tear gas bus to prevent it from spreading
They then grab a large jug of water and pour it through the hole at the top of the traffic cone
Now that the gas is trapped in a confined space, they pour water through a hole at the top of the cone to neutralize the canister.
As they remove the traffic cone, a little bit of gas remains and so they pour more water on the bus before it finally stops.
The incident occurred on Sunday, when the riot police fired several volys of tear gas near the Beijing office in Hong Kong.
Protesters fought ongoing fighting with riot officers with 49 arrests – 32 men and 17 women between the ages of 16 and 41.
Once the cone has been removed, they continue to extinguish the tear gas canister in water
Once it is completely neutralized, the group goes back as they came
Despite facing unprecedented levels of public anger and frustration, the pro-Beijing leadership of the city is apparently unable or unwilling to end the chaos.
Hong Kong is immersed in the worst crisis in recent history after millions of demonstrators took to the streets and sporadic violent clashes broke out between police and pockets of hardcore demonstrators.
The demonstrations over the past seven weeks were triggered by a controversial bill that would have permitted extraditions to mainland China, but has evolved into a call for broader democratic reforms and a halt to gliding freedoms.
The protests have shocked the Hong Kong government and raised concerns in Beijing. Hong Kong is part of China, but has a considerable degree of autonomy in local affairs.
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bus back to the police during a demonstration on Sunday
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