Crowds gather on Pedder Street in Central at Friday lunchtime. Photo: Chris Lau

Hong Kong protests: lunchtime demonstrations extend across city with hundreds of people blocking roads

  • Crowds out in Central, Tai Koo, Causeway Bay and Wong Chuk Hang
  • In Central, there was a noticeably reduced presence of radical protesters, identified by their black clothing
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Crowds gather on Pedder Street in Central at Friday lunchtime. Photo: Chris Lau
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Protesters set tollbooths at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel on fire. Photo: Felix Wong

Worsening levels of violence in Hong Kong protests has supporters questioning radical actions – but government still blamed for trouble

  • Tolerance of neutrals is disappearing while government supporters find the situation increasingly unacceptable
  • Protesters have escalated their actions, blocking thoroughfares across the city, disrupting train services and engaging in intense clashes with police
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Protesters set tollbooths at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel on fire. Photo: Felix Wong
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