Violence, vandalism continue to roil Hong Kong

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-11-20 10:39
A rioter unleashes an arrow while standing on a barricaded street outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on Nov 15, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Armed with bows and arrows, radicals clash with the police

Hong Kong has just witnessed its most chaotic week since protests broke out in June over the now-withdrawn extradition bill. Violent clashes and acts of vandalism have left the city paralyzed.

Thousands of black-clad radicals used the campuses of some universities as their "strongholds", while arming themselves with deadly weapons, including gasoline bombs, bows and arrows, and giant slingshots.

During the clashes, a police officer was injured after being shot in the calf by an arrow fired by rioters. Another officer had a close shave when a frenzied driver tried to knock him down.

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