A crackdown on street food hawkers in Mong Kok escalated int a riot: Chief Executive CY Leung has condemned the violence. Photo: Edward Wong

Shots fired and bricks thrown: Hong Kong tense after Mong Kok mob violence on first day of Lunar New Year

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying condemns rioters who went on a rampage in Mong Kok and says perpetrators will be brought to justice

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A crackdown on street food hawkers in Mong Kok escalated int a riot: Chief Executive CY Leung has condemned the violence. Photo: Edward Wong
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