A mob of men in white T-shirts attack protesters and passengers at Yuen Long MTR station. Photo: SCMP

Rumours and fake news shared online risk further polarising Hong Kong as protests continue, scholars warn

  • Misleading information has been shared online in recent days, sowing fear among public
  • Worries of further attacks following violence in Yuen Long fuelled by online posts may have caused businesses in several suburbs to close on Monday
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A mob of men in white T-shirts attack protesters and passengers at Yuen Long MTR station. Photo: SCMP
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A mob of men in white T-shirts attack black-clad protesters and passengers at Yuen Long MTR Station on Sunday night. A protest march is planned for this coming Saturday, to end at the station. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong anti-government protesters warned of risk of further violence in Yuen Long demonstration this weekend at site of mob attacks

  • Local residents have planned a march from the Yuen Long police station to the MTR station where a gang of marauding men attacked commuters and protesters
  • Lawmakers from across divide urge protesters not to follow through on online calls to attack rural villages and ancestral halls out of revenge
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A mob of men in white T-shirts attack black-clad protesters and passengers at Yuen Long MTR Station on Sunday night. A protest march is planned for this coming Saturday, to end at the station. Photo: Handout
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