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Police deploy bomb disposal robot as Hong Kong protesters go on rampage

Police deploy bomb disposal robot as Hong Kong protesters go on rampage

An illegal march in Hong Kong has turned into another night of violence and wanton destruction in the city as protesters course down the major thoroughfare of Nathan Road, smashing up and burning MTR stations and shops with mainland Chinese links.
A huge blaze engulfed a Xiaomi store in Mong Kok, while earlier petrol bombs were thrown into the exits of at least two MTR stations. Several other shops and restaurants, including branches of Best Mart 360 and Yoshinoya have been targeted.

In response, police have deployed water cannon firing blue dye, a bomb disposal robot and rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets.

Follow our live blog as the events unfold. Reporting by Phila Siu, Linda Lew, Kimmy Chung and Jeffie Lam.

Bricks thrown at police vehicles

Protesters are throwing bricks at police vehicles on Nathan Road in Mong Kok, breaking some of the windows on the vans. Police try to leave amid the chaos, but as protesters surround a few remaining vehicles, officers respond by firing tear gas.
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