Many Bank of China branches have been fortified against possible attacks by protesters. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s protest-hit banks allowed to keep protective covers, despite taking up public land

  • Supporters of the anti-government movement lodged a series of complaints about the fortifications, put up by banks and businesses attacked by demonstrators
  • Lands Department orders their removal, before suspending its action in light of the sites’ security needs
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Many Bank of China branches have been fortified against possible attacks by protesters. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Protesters desecrate the national flag during a protest in Sha Tin on September 22. Photo: AFP

Court ruling sparing Hong Kong protester from jail for desecrating national flag will spark anger across China, former city leader Leung Chun-ying warns, while urging justice department to appeal

  • Law Man-chung, 21, was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to one count of desecrating national flag
  • Former chief executive compares sentence to case of mainland tourist jailed for four weeks for spraying paint on the outer walls of US consulate
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Protesters desecrate the national flag during a protest in Sha Tin on September 22. Photo: AFP
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