Protesters in Hong Kong are widely using handheld laser pointers in their anti-government demonstrations, and some photographers on the ground are reporting damaged sensors after their cameras were exposed to the powerful beams of light. CBC News reports that pro-democracy protesters are using laser pointers to confuse police officers, scramble facial recognition cameras, and prevent people from shooting photos. Beams of green and blue light can be seen at protests being aimed at law enforcement and their cameras, which can…