Watch: Hong Kong vigil for dead student turns into violent street clashes

A woman pays tribute with flowers to Chow Tsz-lok, 22, a university student who died after he fell during a protest in Hong Kong, China, November 8, 2019.
A woman pays tribute with flowers to Chow Tsz-lok, 22, a university student who died after he fell during a protest in Hong Kong, China, November 8, 2019. Copyright REUTERS/Thomas Peter
By Euronews & Reuters
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

Chow Tsz-lok, who studied at the University of Science and Technology (UST), fell on Monday from the third to the second floor of a parking lot.

Protesters and police fought running battles on the streets of Hong Kong on Friday as a vigil for a student killed on Monday turned violent.

ADVERTISEMENT

Students had gathered to pay their respects to Chow Tsz-lok, 22, who fell from the third to the second floor of a parking lot when protesters were being dispersed by police.

His fellow students at the University of Science and Technology (UST) smashed up a Starbucks outlet, writing "Condemn police brutality" on the restaurant's glass wall.

In Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the world, demonstrators built barricades, attacked a metro station and destroyed a phone booth.

The protests in Hong Kong have been raging for months, ever since the authorities tried to implement a bill that would allow residents to be extradited to mainland China and has since been scrapped.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Bigger than the Olympics: The sports you may never have heard of at the Asian Games

Xi Jinping to host President Assad as China and Syria seek deeper bilateral relations

WATCH: Aftermath of typhoon Saola in Hong Kong