Hong Kong-based artist and LGBTQ rights advocate Denise Ho is among the few celebrities who joined protests and claims she has lost out financially as China punished her [Scanpix/Ryan Kelly/Reuters]

Hong Kong – As riot police fired tear gas on protesters at a massive Hong Kong rally on June 12, pop star Denise Ho made use of her celebrity status.

Hundreds of people were attempting to escape into a nearby building, but the narrow doorway only allowed a few people to squeeze through at a time.

“It was actually a very dangerous scene because the police were on all three sides of the road,” Ho told Al Jazeera. “The building just had one door open so it was like a thousand people trying

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