MTR station exits set alight and water cannons deployed as Hong Kong protesters go on rampage again

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年10月20日09:10 • SCMP Reporters
  • At least six stations closed as protesters taking part in illegal march leave trail of destruction through Kowloon
  • Journeys on high-speed rail link disrupted while demonstrators strike again on usual targets of vandalism
Tear gas is fired in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Screengrab

An illegal march in Hong Kong has quickly followed a similar pattern of wanton destruction as protesters turn their ire onto familiar targets.

A petrol bomb has been thrown into an exit of Yau Ma Tei MTR station, while branches of Best Mart 360 and Yoshinoya have been targets of vandalism. One protester used an electric chainsaw to cut down a CCTV camera, before setting it on fire.

The march, originally organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, set off from Salisbury Garden in the shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui to the West Kowloon terminus of the high-speed rail link.

The front's vice-convenor Figo Chan Ho-wun, alongside three pan-democrats, on Saturday pledged to push ahead with the unauthorised procession as a form of civil disobedience.

Follow our live blog as the events unfold. Reporting by Phila Siu, Linda Lew, Kimmy Chung and Jeffie Lam.

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