WorldViews: Watch: When a ‘triad’ mob attacked Hong Kong’s protesters

By Ishaan Tharoor, October 4, 2014

The YouTube video above, published by supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy student movement, provides a useful synopsis of eve nts on Friday, when a mob of counter-protesters descended on a student-run Occupy site in the district of Mong Kok. The scuffles and violence that broke out horrified the city and led to student leaders pulling out of talks with the Hong Kong government that had, if only briefly, offered the prospect of a resolution to the week-long protests.

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