Escalating violence in Hong Kong takes heavy toll on social order

2019-08-16 01:54:22 GMT2019-08-16 09:54:22(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
An injured tourist is escorted by paramedics out of an encirclement of violent radicals at Hong Kong International Airport in south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 13, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua) An injured tourist is escorted by paramedics out of an encirclement of violent radicals at Hong Kong International Airport in south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 13, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua)
Violent radicals block a passage at Hong Kong International Airport in south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 13, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua) Violent radicals block a passage at Hong Kong International Airport in south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 13, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua)
Violent radicals illegally seize a reporter with Violent radicals illegally seize a reporter with "Global Times", a Beijing-based newspaper, at Hong Kong International Airport in south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 13, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua)
Violent radicals attempt to break and enter the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua) Violent radicals attempt to break and enter the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua)
A violent radical vandalizes the regional emblem of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after breaking and entering the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua) A violent radical vandalizes the regional emblem of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after breaking and entering the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua)
 Violent radicals set fires after blocking a road in Causeway Bay, south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 4, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua) Violent radicals set fires after blocking a road in Causeway Bay, south China's Hong Kong, Aug. 4, 2019. Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order. Violent radicals committed acts of vandalism, blocked main traffic lanes, harassed urban commuters and set fires at will. Many have called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored. (Xinhua)
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