Anti-government protesters set fires in Wan Chai on October 6 following a rally in defiance of the anti-mask law issued by the government the day before. Photo: Sam Tsang

Why have Hong Kong protesters not followed the peaceful example of Gandhi and Martin Luther King?

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters set fires in Wan Chai on October 6 following a rally in defiance of the anti-mask law issued by the government the day before. Photo: Sam Tsang
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A protester accidentally sets himself on fire while throwing a petrol bomb in Yau Ma Tei on October 01. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong fire officials worried protesters could follow online petrol bomb recipes with self-igniting material used in cluster bombs

  • Chemical ‘recipes’ on the internet could help anti-government protesters concoct more devastating weapons – but none found so far
  • Fire department responded to 319 fires between June 9 and October 1, with 37 incidents involving firebombs thrown by protesters
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester accidentally sets himself on fire while throwing a petrol bomb in Yau Ma Tei on October 01. Photo: Dickson Lee
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