Hong Kong malls close early as fear mounts over more violent protests | IOL News

Hong Kong protesters prepared for demonstrations around the city as shopping malls said they would close early to avoid becoming targets.

10.10.2019

Hong Kong protesters prepared for demonstrations around the city as shopping malls said they would close early to avoid becoming targets.

Hong Kong protesters prepared for demonstrations around the city as shopping malls said they would close early to avoid becoming targets.

Hong Kong is one of the world's top shopping cities but four months of often violent protests have severely dented that reputation, with scores of shops vandalised and malls now becoming sites for sit-ins by protesters.

The Asian financial hub is facing its first recession in a decade due to the unrest, with the tourism and retail sectors hit particularly hard.

Protesters have been playing cat and mouse with police, organising demonstrations at different locations via social media, stretching security resources.

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