Local residents in Hong Kong volunteer to clear roadblocks outside the University of Hong Kong on Nov 16, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

HONG KONG – A group of residents came out Saturday spontaneously to clear barricades erected by radicals on the Pok Fu Lam Road near the University of Hong Kong main campus on Hong Kong Island.

The Good Samaritans took the clean-up upon themselves after a week of violent protests by black-clad demonstrators who blocked the city roads by erecting barricades and walls and pouring trashes, bringing Hong Kong’s transportation sector to its knees.