Taxi drivers on strike in January 1984. Photo: SCMP Taxi drivers on strike in January 1984. Photo: SCMP
Taxi drivers on strike in January 1984. Photo: SCMP

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How a taxi drivers’ strike sparked ‘the worst rioting in Hong Kong since 1967’

  • To protest against dramatic rises in taxes and licence fees, drivers went on strike in January 1984
  • ‘Young layabouts, triad elements and other bad sorts’ reportedly started the ‘Black Friday’ riots

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Taxi drivers on strike in January 1984. Photo: SCMP Taxi drivers on strike in January 1984. Photo: SCMP
Taxi drivers on strike in January 1984. Photo: SCMP
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