Thursday, 17 October 2019

An anti-government protester catches fire after throwing Molotov cocktail during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2019. Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs (Molotov cocktails) at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters protect themselves with umbrellas among tear gas during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2019. Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People's Liberation Army base in the city's Admiralty district, and tore down and set fire to a red banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary on Oct. 1 of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in a direct challenge to Beijing. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester holds a Molotov cocktail during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, China September 15, 2019. One water cannon caught fire after being hit by a petrol bomb. The water cannon fired blue jets of water, used elsewhere in the world to help identify protesters later. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester picks up a tear gas canister during a demonstration in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2019. Thousands of protesters, many clad in black masks, caps and shades to obscure their identity, raced through the streets of the financial hub in cat-and-mouse tactics with police, setting street fires and blocking roads in the heart of the city. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters are sprayed with water cannon during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2019. Authorities moved quickly to douse the fires and police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters, including in the bustling shopping and tourist district of Causeway Bay. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A riot police officer fires tear gas during an anti-government demonstration near the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2019. Violence erupted in the district of Fortress Hill on the east of the island as men in white T-shirts, some wielding rods, clashed with anti-government activists. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh