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e Kwun Tong Line, including Kwun Tong, Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay stations, and most local store
s reopened. Black, abusive graffiti scrawled on roads and walls of buildings were a grim reminder of亚博体育注册千花坊
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亚博体育注册千花坊品茶微信In Kowloon Bay on Sunday, the scene of fierce clashes between dem
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Some of the “smart” lampposts on Sheung Yuet Road vandalized on Saturday were now protected by traffic cones.
亚博体育注册千花坊Black-clad, masked protesters had sawed off the new lampposts on Satur
day. City officials said each “smart” lamppost cost about HK$140,000($17,850).
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scene of violent rioting on Saturday－said the building and some nearby shops and
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“Some protesters put up roadblocks with metal barricades and bamboo
poles on the streets, and we had to pull down the shutters for safety,” the guard said.
亚博体育注册千花坊品茶微信In Kowloon Bay, Tso Tat-ming, a 60-year-old taxi driver, denounced radical prote
sters who resorted to violence to force the government to meet their demands.
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ere badly hit. Tso said he had been earning about HK$5,000 to HK$6,000 less monthly recently.
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亚博体育注册千花坊品茶微信aid, adding that some residents who had tried to reason with the protesters had been attacked.
“Hong Kong is my home. I hope you (radical protesters) don’t put the city in jeopardy,” Tso said.