Fire and petrol bombs after ‘generally peaceful’ Hong Kong march

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Hong Kong
Riot police block a section of Salisbury Road as people take part in a march from the Tsim Sha Tsui district to Hung Hom in Hong Kong on December 1, 2019. – Tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets of Hong Kong on December 1, ending a brief election lull and demanding the government make concessions after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a “generally peaceful” march at the weekend, police said on Monday.

Protesters called for strikes across the city on Monday, but most railway and transport links ran smoothly during the morning rush hour and there were no reports of widespread disruptions.

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators had thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub on Sunday, in the largest anti-government rally since local elections last month…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper