Riot police made a series of arrests as radical protesters’ unspoken ceasefire since, and just before, last weekend’s district council elections came to an abrupt end on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands return to streets after days of calm as radicals trash shops with mainland China links

  • Peaceful march in Kowloon descends into chaos, ending the near-two-week hiatus of extreme protest violence
  • Rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets fired by police in Whampoa, where mobs smash up stores for their mainland connections
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police made a series of arrests as radical protesters’ unspoken ceasefire since, and just before, last weekend’s district council elections came to an abrupt end on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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A masked man attacked his victim, who was clearing protesters’ barricades in Mong Kok on Sunday, with what the police chief said was a drain cover. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong man hit over head with drain cover while clearing protesters’ barricades in Mong Kok

  • Victim, 53, suffered serious head injuries from attack by masked assailant in early hours of Sunday, police say
  • Video shows moment he was struck by a hard object as he tries to dismantle barricades erected during anti-government unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A masked man attacked his victim, who was clearing protesters’ barricades in Mong Kok on Sunday, with what the police chief said was a drain cover. Photo: Handout
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