Protesters took to the street again in different areas across Hong Kong Friday night, wreaking havoc, blocking roads and setting fires. They did so in the name of mourning the death of a university student.
Chow Tsz-lok, a computer science student from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, died at about 8 am on Friday, after having fought for life following a fatal fall from the third floor of a car park in Tseung Kwan O to the second floor in the small hours on Nov 4.
Rioters disconnect the wires and damage the road lamp at Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, on Nov 8, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
During the night, rioters set up barricades in multiple locations in Hong Kong, including Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Tseung Kwan O, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun, and Yuen Long, causing serious obstruction to traffic. Some rioters hurled bricks and hard objects at Police officers, and charged police cordon line at Nathan Road, Mong Kok. Some rioters also caused extensive damage to shops and public utilities, including banks and MTR stations, according to a police statement.
They also set alight debris and distribution box, seriously breaching public peace. Some rioters threw petrol bombs toward Tin Shui Wai Police Station, threatening the personal safety of Police officers and other members of public.
Rioters set a ticket gate on fire at Tseung Kwan O MTR station on Nov 8, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
Protesters set up barricades at Tong Ming Street, Tseung Kwan O, on Nov 8, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
Protesters set an electricity distribution box on fire at Tong Ming street, Tseung Kwan O on Nov 8, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
Bricks are scattered on Tong Ming Street, Tseung Kwan O, on Nov 8, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
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