During unrest in September, police were called to Maritime Square mall. Photo: Felix Wong

When protest-linked mall closures leave Hong Kong residents cut off

  • In many districts, shopping centres serve as essential infrastructure, linking up areas with footbridges and passageways which rarely close
  • So when their managers pull down the shutters fearing unrest, many end up stranded and angry – with more than 100 complaints to the government this month
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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During unrest in September, police were called to Maritime Square mall. Photo: Felix Wong
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Multiple rounds of tear gas are fired on Nathan Road in Mong Kok. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong hit by violence and chaos as protests continue into 21st weekend

  • Once again violent mobs block roads, fight with police and hurl petrol bombs, while water cannons and tear gas are used against them
  • Shops are also vandalised, MTR stations are forced to close and train services are disrupted
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Multiple rounds of tear gas are fired on Nathan Road in Mong Kok. Photo: Sam Tsang
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