Protesters smash glass panels of the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar during a protest against the extradition bill on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Photo: Sam Tsang

Radical core of Hong Kong protesters who trashed city’s legislature were ‘prepared to die for their cause’

  • Officials expect group to organise more protests and provoke further clashes in future to draw global attention to its quest
  • If any protesters were injured or killed, police would have been blamed to spark condemnation and bring whole administration down, says source
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters smash glass panels of the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar during a protest against the extradition bill on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Protesters smash windows of the Legislative Council complex on Monday. Photo: Sam Tsang

First arrest as Hong Kong police prepare citywide raids to hunt down protesters who stormed and vandalised Legislative Council complex

  • Forensics teams have spent two days collecting fingerprints and DNA to identify protesters
  • Source says dozens of protesters are being tracked down with wave of arrests to come ‘in the near future’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters smash windows of the Legislative Council complex on Monday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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