Hong Kong protesters held a vigil for “martyrs” on Saturday and many demanded “revenge” after a student died in hospital this week following a high fall, fuelling anger among pro-democracy demonstrators who first took to the streets in June.
Cleaners swept up broken glass at the Hong Kong office of China’s official news agency Xinhua on Sunday, one of the buildings vandalised in a violent day of protests which also saw activists hurl petrol bombs and set fire to metro stations.
Authorities in Hong Kong tightened security and braced for potential evening clashes between masked “Halloween” pro-democracy protesters and fancy-dressed clubbers in a popular party district in the heart of the city.
On Sunday, black-clad and masked demonstrators set fire to shops and hurled petrol bombs at police in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong anti-government protesters set fire to shops and hurled petrol bombs on Sunday, police said, after riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands in the Tsim Sha Tsui harbor-front hotel district.