The boarded-up monastery, which will be turned into a heritage showroom. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The boarded-up monastery, which will be turned into a heritage showroom. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong monastery chief set himself on fire in eviction protest 'to avoid hurting anyone else'

Lau Kin-kwok felt guilt over his three-metre jump into a crowd of police, injuring a sergeant, 19 years ago, under similar circumstances

The boarded-up monastery, which will be turned into a heritage showroom. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The boarded-up monastery, which will be turned into a heritage showroom. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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