Trams on Des Voeux Road, Central. Photo: Getty Images Trams on Des Voeux Road, Central. Photo: Getty Images
Trams on Des Voeux Road, Central. Photo: Getty Images

When a Hong Kong tram workers strike descended into violence in 1949

  • Their demands for a HK$3 increase in ‘High Cost of Living Allowance’ not met, the employees of Hongkong Tramways took to the streets
  • The following days saw workers in a pitched battle with 200 police, with tear gas fired and 42 arrests

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Trams on Des Voeux Road, Central. Photo: Getty Images Trams on Des Voeux Road, Central. Photo: Getty Images
Trams on Des Voeux Road, Central. Photo: Getty Images
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