Masked anti-government protesters set stores on fire. Photo: May Tse

Rampaging mobs stage an arson spree in Hong Kong setting mainland Chinese-linked shops and metro stations ablaze and hurling petrol bombs at police

  • Illegal march began peacefully in Tsim Sha Tsui but the calm did not last as marauding protesters blocked roads, throwing bricks and petrol bombs
  • Mainland Chinese shops, including Xiaomi store, set alight while police water cannon sprays blue dye on the front of Kowloon Mosque
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Masked anti-government protesters set stores on fire. Photo: May Tse
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As it happened: Hong Kong arson spree on stores such as Xiaomi, Best Mart 360 and Tong Ren Tang amid protests

  • At least 14 MTR stations closed as protesters taking part in illegal march leave trail of destruction through Kowloon
  • Journeys on high-speed rail link disrupted while demonstrators strike again on usual targets of vandalism
A Xiaomi store in Mong Kok is on fire. Photo: May Tse
Topic |   Hong Kong protests