Clouds of tear gas have little effect on an anti-government protester in Wan Chai. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands defy mask ban as mobs go on rampage against mainland China-linked businesses and MTR

  • Masked mobs smash banks, stores and bookshops associated with mainland China and trash government buildings
  • Most MTR stations remain closed on Monday as rail operator says more time needed to repair damage
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Clouds of tear gas have little effect on an anti-government protester in Wan Chai. Photo: Sam Tsang
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As it happened: Hong Kong protest chaos ends in Mong Kok stand-off as MTR again closes network

  • Marches in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon trigger tear gas from police, on third straight day of civil unrest over mask ban
  • After partial opening of stations on MTR network, rail giant closes services early at 9pm as facilities are again vandalised
A corridor in Mong Kok MTR station is turned into a mini river as protesters break in and vandalise facilities, setting off water sprinklers and a fire hose. Photo: Sam Tsang
Topic |   Hong Kong protests