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Hong Kong: Underground medic network treats injured demonstrators

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For over six months, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have been taking to the streets in a sometimes violent face-off with police. At their side, volunteer medics provide frontline care to those injured in the clashes; medical help that protesters avoid seeking elsewhere for fear of arrest. The doctors themselves are also facing a crackdown by authorities. Our colleagues from our sister channel France 2 followed these masked first aiders.

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