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Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:13
MTR stations bear the brunt of radicals' wrecking spree
By chinadailyhk.com
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:13 By chinadailyhk.com

HONG KONG - Rioters went on a wrecking spree Tuesday evening, causing extensive damages to metro stations across Hong Kong.

Rioters broke into stations that were already closed, vandalized facilities inside, set fires in control rooms, smashed trains on the platforms and threw objects onto the tracks.

University Station, Mong Kok Station, Mong Kok East Station and Kowloon Tong Station were the most targeted.

The East Rail Line was suspended on Wednesday morning due to the damages. 

Workers carry out repair works after glass panels at a platform of Mong Kok Station were broken by radicals on Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

A train with a broken window and chairs left behind by radicals in the gap between the platform and the train are seen at University Station in the night of Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

A train rake badly trashed by radicals at University Station on Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

Bamboo poles, a metal barricade and assorted trash are seen left behind by radicals outside a shuttered exit at University Station in the night of Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

A broken turnstile gate is seen at Mong Kok East Station after it was damaged by radical protesters, Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

A badly vandalized operating room on a platform at Kowloon Tong Station is seen after radicals broke into the closed MTR station and went on a rampage on Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

A firefighter arrives to put out a burning object thrown onto a railway track at Kowloon Tong Station by radicals who broke into the closed MTR station, Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

Broken ticketing machines at Kowloon Tong Station are seen after radicals broke into the closed MTR station and went on a rampage on Nov 12, 2019. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)


Workers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department clear trash and debris piled up by protesters at an entrance of Mong Kok MTR station, Nov 13, 2019. (PHOTO/CHINA DAILY)



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