Firefighters in Central after a protest on September 8. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong ‘lives at risk’ from delays caused by protesters’ arson and obstruction of firefighters, emergency officials say

  • Fire Services Department appeals for an end to setting fires, disrupting services, blocking roads and intercepting fire trucks
  • Officials say on some days of mass protest the average delay in response time had reached 20 minutes
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Firefighters in Central after a protest on September 8. Photo: Dickson Lee
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A shop selling smartphones made by Chinese company Xiaomi was torched by hard-core protesters, before a thief took advantage of the chaos. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong man jailed for looting Xiaomi store that was trashed by protesters in Mong Kok

  • Opportunist thief caught by police after demonstrators, who have spoken out against stealing from businesses they target, tied him to railings nearby
  • Serial offender Tang Chong-hou sentenced to three months in prison for taking mobile phones ‘out of greed’
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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A shop selling smartphones made by Chinese company Xiaomi was torched by hard-core protesters, before a thief took advantage of the chaos. Photo: Felix Wong
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