Police Release 13-Year-Old Boy After Hong Kong Protest

Police released a 13-year-old boy escorted from a protest in Hong Kong on May 10, according to local reports.

Footage posted to Twitter by journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas shows the boy surrounded by police in riot gear at Harbour City mall in Tsim Sha Tsui.

“This boy was asked by the police how old he was; he told them he was 13,” Mc Nicholas wrote. “He’s since been identified as being part of Student Depth Media.”

Separate footage posted by local councillor, Andy Yu, shows the boy being placed into a police van. He was described as a student journalist.

Speaking after the boy’s release, his mother said officers told her she would be charged if he was apprehended a second time, according to Apple Daily.

Teams of riot police entered several shopping malls across Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories to break up groups of protesters who staged flash mobs in several locations on May 10. Credit: Aaron Mc Nicholas via Storyful