Traders with a heart!
Four traders from BGC Partners turned up at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests last night to grill more than 2,000 sausages for the hungry demonstrators. Tonight they plan to return with more colleagues - and eight clients.
Bloomberg News reports that Daniel Shepherd, 32, the firm’s head of Asia derivatives, said by phone that he wanted to help the protesters, who weren’t eating properly. He and three colleagues bought about HK$20,000 ($2,600) worth of sausages and took a grill to the site in the Admiralty district.
The demonstrators have halted traffic in order to demand free elections and faced down tear gas and pepper spray from police trying to disperse them following protests that began Sept. 26 and escalated into the crackdown by police two days later.
'It was pretty much all kids sitting around, eating whatever they were given: crackers, bananas. And some of the kids are there three days already'.
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