Firefighters were frequently called to the scene of protests to put out blazes. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s new fire chief stands by controversial comment on violent protesters, saying lawbreakers deserve to be condemned

  • Joseph Leung will take the helm of the city’s 151-year-old fire service on Saturday as current director Daryl Li retires
  • He says the comparison he made was a trivial matter compared with the damage caused by ‘rioters who breached the law’ with their acts
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Firefighters were frequently called to the scene of protests to put out blazes. Photo: Edmond So
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