Four months since the start of the protests, Hong Kong has become familiar with intense violence, wanton destruction and a divided society, while more than 2,000 people have been arrested. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

Four months of Hong Kong protests: how peaceful mass marches escalated to intense violence, a bitterly divided society and a loss of innocence

  • An estimated 1 million people marched peacefully on June 9, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill
  • Four months on, the city has become familiar with the sight of trashed MTR stations and petrol bombs hitting the street, while more than 2,000 have been arrested
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Four months since the start of the protests, Hong Kong has become familiar with intense violence, wanton destruction and a divided society, while more than 2,000 people have been arrested. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
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An economist estimated that Hong Kong’s retail sector lost sales of about HK$1 billion – or about 25 per cent – over the past three days. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong protests: economy lost an estimated HK$2.8 billion over ‘golden week’, experts say

  • Sectors such as retail, dining and hotels may have lost as much as HK$1.9 billion over three-day holiday weekend compared to last year
  • Expert also estimates MTR Corp lost around HK$500 million over the weekend, citing vandalism and loss of ticket revenue
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An economist estimated that Hong Kong’s retail sector lost sales of about HK$1 billion – or about 25 per cent – over the past three days. Photo: Felix Wong
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