Reporters and Hong Kong residents have shared their most surreal and charming experiences on the streets. Doing your homeworkPerhaps it isn’t actually anarchic but it is definitely one of the biggest protests in Hong Kong for years. Richard Frost for Bloomberg News tweeted this picture of children doing just that.
The humblest and most domestic of props became a protest icon after it was transformed into a shield against pepper spray and tear gas. The picture of a sole protester wielding his umbrella against the tear gas went viral online on Monday.
Hong-Kong-based journalist Tom Grundy tweeted this picture of a protester proffering free shirt-fresheners. At times the temperature has been sweltering and amid the crowds things are bound to get a little bit sweaty.