Hong Kong Protesters Extend Demonstrations Into The Work Week

Protesters forced public transit delays and clashed with police on college campuses following two violent incidents on Monday.
Posted at 2:02 PM, Nov 12, 2019

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong caused traffic jams and more disruptions a day after two demonstrators were hospitalized with serious injuries.

The unrest spilled onto local college campuses. Police say protesters threw bricks at police as officers fired tear gas into the crowd. At least one university preemptively canceled classes for Wednesday.

Most of the protests in Hong Kong have occurred on weekends. But recently, organizers have extended them into the work week. A protester is still in the hospital after an officer shot him. CNN spoke with another protester who argues police aren't held accountable. 

"After they shoot, they shoot the guns to the protesters, they don't need to think about it," the protester said. "They just shoot them when they want."

Separately, police said protesters doused a man in flammable liquid and set him on fire. On top of these incidents and public transit delays, police issued a dire warning to the public.

"Our society has been pushed to the brink of a total breakdown," said Hong Kong Police Force spokesperson Kong Wing-cheung. "If anyone still finds excuses for rioters [or] violence, I suggest they do some soul searching."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.