Marriage proposal among Hong Kong protests

Yau chose to propose during street protests in Hong Kong. Credit: REUTERS/Liau Chung-ren

Despite clashes between police and protesters on the streets of Mong Kok in Hong Kong, a university student used a brief moment of quiet to relieve the tension and ask his girlfriend to marry him.

She said 'yes' - Yau and Chen kiss for the cameras. Credit: REUTERS/Liau Chung-ren

Yau, 22, got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend Chen, 21, while hundreds of pro-democracy protesters clapped and cheered as she said 'yes'.

Protesters clapped and cheered as the couple embraced. Credit: REUTERS/Liau Chung-ren

The couple, who have reportedly been seeing each other for two months, plan to get married next year.