‘I Completely Will Not Again Down.’ Meet the Younger Folks on the Coronary heart of Hong Kong’s Revolt

‘I Absolutely Will Not Back Down.’ Meet the Young People at the Heart of Hong Kong’s Rebellion

At 15 years outdated, Yannus is simply too younger to drive a automobile, purchase a beer or donate blood. However he says he’s prepared to present his life within the “remaining battle” for Hong Kong.

“Perhaps I’ll die for this motion,” he says, on the fringe of one of many pitched battles that demonstrations have steadily turn out to be over the previous eight months. As protesters beside him pour Molotov cocktails, {the teenager} straps on a bike helmet to cover his face from cameras and facial-recognition software program. Like each protester TIME spoke with, Yannus gave a pseudonym out of concern for his security. However in his pocket he retains a handwritten will, addressed to his dad and mom and mates. “I’m prepared,” he says, tapping it.

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