Officers also arrested 148 people, 95 men and 53 women, during the protests on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong

Police fired nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition during chaos that gripped Hong Kong, almost equalling amount used in June and July clashes

  • Officers used more than 800 rounds of tear gas, 140 rubber bullets and 20 sponge-tipped rounds on Monday
  • Protests have escalated into attempt to destroy city say police, echoing comments made by city’s leader Carrie Lam
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Officers also arrested 148 people, 95 men and 53 women, during the protests on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong
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Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.