n Twitter, CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio has thanked young protesters for helping to keep him safe during Wednesday’s chaos outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong.
In a short video clip, Inocencio explains the situation at the time, noting that police have started firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the demonstrators. As he is speaking, protesters hand Inocencio an umbrella, soon another puts a helmet on his head.
“I’ll prob never know who they are but I’m so grateful for their care,” Inocencio wrote of the protesters. His post now has more than 15,000 retweets.
Hong Kong's youth protestors are kind. I post this clip to say thanks. @CBSrandy was rolling when the police fired tear gas at the group we were in. An umbrella and helmet were forced on me. I'll prob never know who they are but I'm so grateful for their care. #HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/NNAsFjpXOP
— Ramy Inocencio 英若明 (@RamyInocencio) June 13, 2019