Yang Kuang, a Chinese political refugee and supporter of the Hong Kong protest movement, is seized by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Aberdeen Centre mall in Richmond, British Columbia, on October 5. Photo: @inamitchellfilm

Canadian police took down a Hong Kong protester. Here’s what happened

  • The man who was tackled to the ground and handcuffed in a Richmond mall, in footage widely seen on Weibo, was Chinese political refugee Yang Kuang
  • But other perspectives show a complex scene: protesters are taunted, rival groups close in and police try to keep sides apart to avoid physical clashes
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Yang Kuang, a Chinese political refugee and supporter of the Hong Kong protest movement, is seized by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Aberdeen Centre mall in Richmond, British Columbia, on October 5. Photo: @inamitchellfilm
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Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.