Left Menu
Development News Edition

Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong

Reuters | Hong Kong | Updated: 12-12-2019 09:03 IST | Created: 12-12-2019 08:58 IST
Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong
Image Credit: ANI

Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday.

In a news release on Thursday morning, the police said Three people - a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man - were arrested in connection with vandalizing public buses. A fourth person escaped, police said. According to police reports the four boarded buses, pressed the emergency buttons, then began smashing windows with hammers.

Police also said they received reports that five people threw petrol bombs at a Japanese restaurant on the street level of a shopping mall in Cheung Sha Wan. There were no reported injuries. Police said several other people started a fire at a street junction in Mong Kok, an area that has regularly been the site of violent clashes between protesters and police during more than six months of social unrest in the Chinese-ruled city. (Writing Kate Lamb. Editing by Gerry Doyle)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

China: A savior for emerging markets or a poison pill?

... ...

Future of Urban Planning: Artificial Intelligence guiding the way

Advances in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help us understand our cities better and derive useful insights from real-time data collected through automated models....

Videos

Latest News

First Person: Syrian refugee makes cheese to survive the pandemic

Ms Al Ahmad and her husband pick peaches and tomatoes, alongside other Syrians, Jordanians and migrant workers. When she was unable to work due to the pandemic, she was forced to rely on her own resourcefulness to survive.I came to Jordan w...

Nonagenarian emeritus professor gets COVID-19 vaccine in Jaipur

A 93-year-old emeritus professor of SMS Medical College was administered the vaccine for coronavirus on Saturday, officials said.Dr P C Dandiya came forward voluntarily for the vaccination and was second in line after college principal Dr S...

Rajasthan man jailed till death for raping minor

A court in Rajasthans Jhalawar district on Saturday convicted a 40-year-old man of raping a three-and-half-years-old girl and sentenced him to life imprisonment until his natural death.The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences POCSO c...

Delhi court extends ex-TMC MP K D Singh's custody till Jan 25

A court here on Saturday extended the ED custody of former Trinamool Congress TMC MP K D Singh, arrested in a money-laundering case, till January 25.Singh, who was arrested on Tuesday, was produced before Special Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhard...

Give Feedback