Life in sleepy blue-collar Hong Kong neighbourhood disrupted by protests

Police face a massed crowd of locals at the intersection of Cheung Sha Wan Rd and Yen Chow St in the Sham Shui Po neighbourhood after arresting a protester on Aug 11, 2019.
Police face a massed crowd of locals at the intersection of Cheung Sha Wan Rd and Yen Chow St in the Sham Shui Po neighbourhood after arresting a protester on Aug 11, 2019.ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG

HONG KONG - A meal at Dragon Centre mall has been a regular treat for sales manager Chung Ting Man but his night out last Tuesday (Aug 6) put him in the middle of what looked like a war zone.

Mr Chung, 30, and his wife Jiazhen emerged from the suburban mall into a battleground: officers from the adjacent police station were in full riot gear facing down jeering protesters. Then there was a loud bang.

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