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Police official warns Hong Kong is on ‘brink of a total breakdown'


Added 11-13-19 09:18:02am EST - “Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous financial hub for a third day Wednesday ?" as a senior police official declared that the territory was on the "brink of a?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Police official warns Hong Kong is on ‘brink of a total breakdown’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous financial hub for a third day Wednesday – as a senior police official declared that the territory was on the “brink of a total breakdown.”

Rampaging residents stepped up a “blossom everywhere” campaign of roadblocks and vandalism that has crippled Hong Kong and ignited some of the worst violence during five months of unrest.

About 1,000 protesters wearing now-banned face masks blocked roads in the heart of the central business district and hurled bricks onto roads lined with some of the world’s most expensive real estate and luxury stores, according to Reuters.

“It’s now 1989 4th June,” was scrawled on the windows of a Georgio Armani store, a reference to the crackdown by Chinese troops on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Riot police tried to disperse the crowds near the stock exchange, wrestling some people to the ground and bashing others with batons.

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