Protesters, sharing masks and food, sense now is the time to take a stand against China
Outside Admiralty station half a dozen people are handing out masks. A supply station is being stocked with cases of water bottles, towels, hard hats and in one case some sanitary pads and a bible. Barricades are turned into makeshift ladders, helping protesters to climb over the road divider from one side to the other. The centre of Hong Kong is a no-go zone for traffic. Taxi drivers have given up for the day and gone home.
Among the protesters opposing the extradition bill there is a sense of unity, purpose and urgency.