Police question demonstrators protesting against the Star Ferry fare increase in 1966. Photo: SCMP

The hunger striker who sparked April 1966 Star Ferry riots, and their aftermath

Riot Squads Called Out ran the Post’s front page headline on April 6, 1966; Wild Riots in Kowloon was the following day’s headline after troops took to the streets and a general curfew was declared

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Police question demonstrators protesting against the Star Ferry fare increase in 1966. Photo: SCMP
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Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth was a reporter with the South China Morning Post. Before coming to SCMP, she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and worked in New Zealand as a general news reporter for Australian Associated Press.