A fire set by protesters burns near Yau Ma Tei MTR station at Waterloo Road on October 20. Photo: Felix Wong

How to further inflame Hong Kong protests: start talking about the national security law

  • Senior Beijing official’s comments linking the protests to the lack of a national security law in Hong Kong add to the pressure on the city’s chief executive, who is struggling to contain the unrest
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A fire set by protesters burns near Yau Ma Tei MTR station at Waterloo Road on October 20. Photo: Felix Wong
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More youths are being arrested amid a rise in violence during clashes. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong protests: more than fourfold surge in under two months in number of school students arrested

  • Security chief John Lee says of the 3,001 people arrested as of October 31, 165 were younger than 16 years old
  • Nineteen of those charged with offences such as rioting and possession of offensive weapons
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More youths are being arrested amid a rise in violence during clashes. Photo: Felix Wong
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