Citys residents respond after police arrest student leader for possessing an offensive weapon, also known as a laser pointer
Hundreds of people have staged a laser show in Hong Kong to protest against the arrest of a student union leader who bought a bag of laser pointers for possessing an offensive weapon.
Police had sought to justify the arrest of Keith Fong, head of the Baptist University student union, by showing how one of the lasers could burn through newspaper.
On Wednesday night, protesters gathered at the Space Museums planetarium and pretended to set the building and trees outside on fire using the lasers. They chanted fire, fire, not on fire, as they pointed dozens of laser beams at the outside wall of the building.
In a trolling homage to Tuesdays arrest, protesters also held up a pro-Beijing newspaper, pointing dozens of laser beams at it in an attempt to set it on fire, without success.