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: @inamitchellfilmYang 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
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
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: @inamitchellfilmYang 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
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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