Without getting into the politics of the 6-month long, ongoing protests in Hong Kong, I just want to shed light on something the police force started using recently on protesters. I’m torn on whether this is a human rights issue, or if it’s a smart way to capture bad people when it’s not immediately possible.
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This is similar to what banks and financial institutions do with their loads of cash; money bags in banks are booby-trapped with a blue dye dispenser so if a burglar successfully escapes with cash, they will be marked with a blue dye that is impossible to remove. Watch this video (below) to see exactly what I’m talking about.
You’ll notice a few interesting things going on here. The blue dye spraying is obviously the focus of this blog, but watch further and you’ll see protesters respond with their own innovative techniques.
- Protesters used traffic cones to cover up tear gas bombs the police through at them.
- To combat the blue dye water cannons, the protesters brought along baking soda and alcohol wipes
- They also used umbrellas to shield themselves from the spraying
- Protesters used laser pointers in an attempt to confuse and deter police
Despite Hong Kong Police placing a ban on rallying and protesting, protesters continue to rally in the Chinese city. DISCLAIMER: This video is not new, however, protests continue in the ‘Special Administrative Region’ of China.