As the protests in Hong Kong gain momentum, thousands come together to blockade the city’s busiest streets in the pro-democracy sit-in. Protesters sleep on boulevards and raise umbrellas — which have become the symbol of their Umbrella Revolution — to ward off tear gas and pepper spray launched by police.
Hong Kong Protester Catches Can of Tear Gas
While law enforcement uses these tactics in an attempt to scatter the throngs of people gathered around government buildings, not all protesters have taken to the pain-inducing gas lightly. The featured footage captures a protester catching a canister of tear gas thrown by police and chucking it right back at them. Kudos to the epic accompanying music.