Hong Kong protests: When home lies in ruins and neighbour fights neighbour

Protesters retreating as a tear gas canister exploded in Hong Kong on Sunday. The writer says that what started as a civilian protest against an extradition law has now turned into something far more sinister. It is no more just people versus the gov
Protesters retreating as a tear gas canister exploded in Hong Kong on Sunday. The writer says that what started as a civilian protest against an extradition law has now turned into something far more sinister. It is no more just people versus the government and the police, but people versus people.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

A social media commentator in Hong Kong likened the current troubles there to an apocalypse. Using the trailer of the hit South Korean zombie movie Train To Busan, she replaced its scenes with videos of the street battles in Hong Kong.

One scene stood out from the rest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2019, with the headline 'HK protests: When home lies in ruins and neighbour fights neighbour'. Print Edition | Subscribe