Expat Irish supporting Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have been occupying the city with the broad support of its roughly 3,000-strong Irish community.

5th October, 2014
People watch as police supervise the loading of barricade fences from a pro-democracy protest area onto a truck in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong. Picture: Getty

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have been occupying the city with the broad support of its roughly 3,000-strong Irish community.

Ciarán Murphy, a banker and chairman of local GAA club the Gaelic Dragons, said the protests were “anything but intimidating”.

Murphy, from Co Laois, moved to Hong Kong in 2011. He works in the Central District, where the protests are based, and has taken the subway into Admiralty Station, which is in...

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