Hong Kong Protesters Trash Stores, Target Banks and Firebomb Metro Stations in Latest Protest Following Hammer Attack on Protest Leader, Jimmy Sham

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Earlier this week, pro-democracy leader Jimmy Sham was attacked with hammers by unknown assailants, which left him in critical condition in the hospital. After Hong Kong Police denied protesters a the right to march through an upscale shopping district, tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets over the weekend and defied the orders. The illegal march led to the trashing of hundreds of stores, targeting of Chinese banks, and the firebombing of several metro stations.

Violent protests began over the summer when Hong Kong proposed a new law that would allow Beijing to extradited criminals to mainland China. 

After several weeks of peace in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets over the weekend and participated in an illegal march that led to hundreds of stores trashed, Chinese banks targeted, and several metro stations firebombed, reported Reuters.

At the start of the weekend, Hong Kong Police denied pro-democracy protestors the right to march through an upscale shopping district.

Then by Sunday, thousands of black-clothed protesters clashed with police, exchanging tear gas and petrol bombs that sent the city into chaos once more. 

Protests firebombed the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on the Kowloon peninsula. 


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