HK Rioters Intentionally Cough on Police Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Despite the economic downturn and coronavirus outbreak, protests continue in Hong Kong.

On Saturday, February 29, anti-government rioters gathered outside the police station in the Kowloon district of Mong Kok and set up man-made barriers to block traffic. They used laser pointers as weapons against police officers, threw petrol bombs and set fires on the road. Rioters even claimed to be infected with the coronavirus, and coughed on the police. 

As a result, the Mong Kok mass transit railway station was once again closed. Rioters were also suspected of lighting a fire outside a general clinic at Kwai Chung. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, many clinics and quarantine centers in Hong Kong have been set on fire.

There have been two deaths in Hong Kong since the coronavirus outbreak in December 2019, along with over 100 confirmed cases.


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