Franco Cheung, 32, said he knew he had to help as soon as Hong Kong’s protests erupted in June. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Meet the invisible Hong Kong taxi drivers risking danger to help anti-government protesters escape police – for free

  • Some ‘protest drivers’ say they help because they can’t be at the front lines themselves – others because they feel sympathy for demonstrators after seeing too much violence on nightly news
  • ‘I was stunned by their resolve,’ one driver says, ‘I swore to them I would do whatever it takes to fight with them’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Franco Cheung, 32, said he knew he had to help as soon as Hong Kong’s protests erupted in June. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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