Hong Kong protests take an ugly turn again

Violence erupted during anti-government protests in Hong Kong yesterday as protesters and riot police exchanged Molotov cocktails and tear gas, after a week of relative calm. Amid concerns that the authorities could potentially use technology to iden
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Violence erupted during anti-government protests in Hong Kong yesterday as protesters and riot police exchanged Molotov cocktails and tear gas, after a week of relative calm. Amid concerns that the authorities could potentially use technology to identify them, protesters were even seen using an electric saw to fell a "smart" lamp-post equipped with surveillance cameras, before vandalising it.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 25, 2019, with the headline 'HK protests take an ugly turn again'. Print Edition | Subscribe