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Hong Kong’s protesting teenagers facing arrest, bullets and foster care

The teenagers, unlike their peers in the West, place an added value on their freedoms because of fears they could lose them as Beijing increases its control of the territory

By Shawna Kwan  /  Bloomberg

They said they were out on the streets to fight for freedom, but were never at the front lines because they were weak. As they struggled to figure out transportation to leave the scene, the two said that they would continue protesting, despite the increasing danger.

“Their physical age is small, but their mental age is very mature,” said T. Wing Lo (盧鐵榮), a criminology professor at City University of Hong Kong, who has also been a social worker. “They can access a lot of information that informs them about social justice, and they see democracy, freedom and rule of law as very important.”

Additional reporting by Natalie Lung

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