Bounty website offers up to $177k for tip-offs on radical protesters in Hong Kong

A police officer drawing a pistol on a protester during a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, amid escalating tensions in recent weeks.
A police officer drawing a pistol on a protester during a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, amid escalating tensions in recent weeks.PHOTO: NYTIMES

A bounty website, said to have the backing of a former Hong Kong leader, is offering up to HK$1 million (S$177,000) for information about radical protesters.

Since mass pro-democracy protests began in early June, the city has seen many rallies starting out peacefully but descending into violent clashes between protesters and police.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2019, with the headline 'Bounty website offers up to $177k for tip-offs on radical protesters'. Print Edition | Subscribe