Hong Kong cleans up trail of destruction left from violent protests on China’s National Day

  • Published: 02 October 2019
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    Clean-up work was underway across Hong Kong the day after violent protests marred grand celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

    The violence escalated on October 1, 2019, despite the city being under virtual lockdown since the morning, with many shops and MTR railway stations closed. Marches and rallies quickly descended into chaos, including a police officer opening fire with a live round at a protester for the first time.

    Protesters vandalised government offices and MTR railway stations, as well as businesses seen to have close ties with China or for voicing disapproval with the ongoing protests.

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Comments • 960

  • sandbox kon simplf ツ 2 k5

    😀 yes yes yes yes city protests

    • James CCM
      James CCM  2 months back

      Why bother to cleanup, repair all the damages? The people love it as such. Close down all MRT and public transport.

      • 친일친미반공반중
        친일친미반공반중  2 months back

        THOSE protesters should clean their own mess

        • Pankaj Sood
          Pankaj Sood  2 months back

          Roll out the Army.
          These guys need to be taught a lesson.
          Shameless behaviour by one n all.
          The Hong Kong 🇭🇰 politicians are sleeping with their eyes 👀 open.
          Amend the law,and restore sanity

          • Alex Mattie
            Alex Mattie  2 months back

            China wont be happy till hong kong protest moves into mainland China...

            • Kate100294764
              Kate100294764  2 months back

              why would they celebrate national day? of course its a time to reek havoc and show the world you do not want to be ruled by the CCP. Free Hong Kong, Free Xin Jiang, Free Tibet and Free Mongolia. CCP can keep the rest of China since they appear to be so happy with their governance. People have the right to self determine.

              • Deanna Eunice Uy
                Deanna Eunice Uy  2 months back

                This shows who really love HongKong and those who do not. These rioters do not love their city.They are still immature and are not ready for the real world. The old still have to clean up after their mess. These violent riots do not help in construction but creating destruction. True freedom can only be done through peaceful and calm resolutions not violent acts of chaos and destruction.

                • Ailsa Shi
                  Ailsa Shi  2 months back

                  The best way is to send the protesters to clean the mess!

                  • Toto Gianzon
                    Toto Gianzon  2 months back

                    Watching too much Western apocalyptic and zombie movies brainwashed the HK youths.

                    • Leo chen
                      Leo chen  2 months back

                      Those rioters should be charged with vandalism.

                      • abul kalam Azad
                        abul kalam Azad  2 months back

                        I love China 🇨🇳 Bangladesh 🇧🇩

                        • Marlon Lo
                          Marlon Lo  2 months back

                          Profits of cleaning companies when up 200%

                          • HAPPY9862
                            HAPPY9862  2 months back

                            I hope they catch the guy who set a man on FIRES

                            • James Lee
                              James Lee  2 months back

                              So the local councils have learned a lesson after the riots, rebuild with concrete or tarred sidewalks and walkways, no more pavers and loose bricks.

                              • Pajapati Gotami
                                Pajapati Gotami  2 months back

                                Salute and respecr for old generation✋

                                • moy bra
                                  moy bra  2 months back


                                  • Emiliana Emiliana
                                    Emiliana Emiliana  2 months back

                                    IHOPE HONGKONG COMEBACK NORMAL AGAIN

                                    • Ahmed Rusthum
                                      Ahmed Rusthum  2 months back

                                      We are witnessing too much freedom in Honk Kong soon they will have to taste the bitterness in every way economy will totally collapse and they have to pray sometime China will change mind to make Honk Kong area as a Military area and China can declare that area isn't suitable for living those who live there would have no option than migrating Mainland China. A country can never run out of ideas which can solve issues they may have to worry in future...

                                      • Adeline Liu
                                        Adeline Liu  2 months back

                                        They need to be made to clean up their own mess. Unlawful terrorist who are ignorant of everyone but themselves.

                                        • Nadia Wu
                                          Nadia Wu  2 months back

                                          One of my teachers ran to the middle of the road to handle the traffic when school was over since the protesters came across that very morning

                                          • Chin Heat
                                            Chin Heat  3 months back

                                            The protesters are the real garbage here, too bad we can’t clean them up.

                                            • Nikki:奇迹黑银
                                              Nikki:奇迹黑银  3 months back

                                              I joined the clean up. But I did not do much of it 🤣

                                              • Spiral
                                                Spiral  3 months back

                                                Oh That's Why, I've Always Wondered Where Did Those Papers Go In The Train Station In Fanling.

                                                • Adrein Cole
                                                  Adrein Cole  3 months back

                                                  If one of those cleaners are parents of a Protesters, where did their conscience go?

                                                  • Benjamin CKJ
                                                    Benjamin CKJ  3 months back

                                                    Oh my goodness. This may seem like easy work to you, but seriously, they deserve sooooo much credit! Not only its tiring, they are risking their lives by cleaning which increases risk of protesters attacking them!

                                                    • Akarin
                                                      Akarin  3 months back

                                                      It's funny how they want to reclaim Hong Kong by making such a mess and not cleaning up and just move on with their lives and is people who have to clean up after them, this is so sad.. I mean I do not agree with the HK government but like seriously to see this is very hear breaking

                                                      • the diamond pikachu
                                                        the diamond pikachu  3 months back

                                                        Finally Hong Kong time to clean up the city . Thanks to all the protesters destroying all over the city. The government should force those who ever destroy the city .

                                                        • Nanie Nanie
                                                          Nanie Nanie  3 months back

                                                          So sad. Last april i was on holiday in hongkong and i tell all my family & friends. Hong kong is nice place, clean, peace, polite people, friendly & discipline. Now, we all scared going to hong kong next time 😔

                                                          • Jota Lover
                                                            Jota Lover  3 months back

                                                            Young people mess up👎 Old people clear away👍

                                                            • Neo Evangelista
                                                              Neo Evangelista  3 months back

                                                              Omfg Hong Kong used to be so beautiful 2 years back and now look at this protest, violence, and vandalism; everywhere

                                                              I feel bad for the elderly people who live there

                                                              • oof
                                                                oof  3 months back

                                                                Protesting for something you stand for and passionate is ok, but destroying public and private property is too much. Not only that but it's your own home and you don't even clean up after you

                                                                • jianne 721
                                                                  jianne 721  3 months back

                                                                  protesters who says they love their, please look what you left behind! it's ok to express and exercise your rights but don't ruin your country..

                                                                  • Jariel
                                                                    Jariel  3 months back

                                                                    Most of the people in the comments never truly had to fight for something. You’re all so privileged to say such things about protesting and their reasons why, when you don’t know half of the situation. The only problem here is the mess they made, not the protest.

                                                                    • Enoch
                                                                      Enoch  3 months back

                                                                      Keep the fight up for democracy! Most areas were kept clean but this what the media wants to show

                                                                      • Henry Long
                                                                        Henry Long  3 months back

                                                                        Policemen 👮‍♂️ arrested the riot protesters and traitors to 🧽 🧼 cleaning 🧹 before they go to prison!

                                                                        • bunga desa
                                                                          bunga desa  3 months back


                                                                          • ชัยชนะ _
                                                                            ชัยชนะ _  3 months back

                                                                            The protesters seems not belong to the earth, they are more like certain kinds of strange creatures

                                                                            • Hershel Jack
                                                                              Hershel Jack  3 months back

                                                                              eventhough i dont support china government, but hongkongers who did these are mass destruction on their own land.

                                                                              • Eric C
                                                                                Eric C  3 months back

                                                                                Is it over?

                                                                                • Roel Hayes
                                                                                  Roel Hayes  3 months back

                                                                                  Rioters th8s is the money of your parents from the tax they paid

                                                                                  • Wardo
                                                                                    Wardo  3 months back

                                                                                    i do agree the protestors should clean up for themselves, but the police also uses excessive amount of force and violate human rights. remember, the HK govt is a puppet for the totalitarian fascists chinese government

                                                                                    • James Adams
                                                                                      James Adams  3 months back

                                                                                      FREE HK !!!

                                                                                      • Silent Gamer
                                                                                        Silent Gamer  3 months back

                                                                                        Glad to see that there's still hope for HK

                                                                                        • y jn
                                                                                          y jn  3 months back

                                                                                          So sad to see young people destroying what their grandparents built up 50 years ago and yet they are the ones cleaning up the mess today.

                                                                                          • Black Bell
                                                                                            Black Bell  3 months back

                                                                                            Obsessed with demoncrazy resulting chinese vs chinese era. Anyway they r overpopulated, world is just laughing at them.

                                                                                            • Lalala land
                                                                                              Lalala land  3 months back

                                                                                              they hate police but they need police to direct the traffic

                                                                                              • 12 kman
                                                                                                12 kman  4 months back

                                                                                                Garbage went to garbage pit! Always

                                                                                                • Larry Chung
                                                                                                  Larry Chung  4 months back

                                                                                                  Such a beautiful city and see what those protesters did to the city. It is a pain ..

                                                                                                  • Tsz yan fong
                                                                                                    Tsz yan fong  4 months back

                                                                                                    It's beautiful because it's still have freedom of speech. People can create protest songs on the internet or take to the streets to express their opinions. They're really creative. The appearance of a city is nothing in comparison to its people's spirits and values.