Visit the smashed Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua News Agency: the ground is burnt black with broken glass

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 Visit the smashed Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua News Agency: the ground is burnt black with broken glass


On the evening of November 2, the Hong Kong Branch of the Xinhua news agency in Wanchai, Hong Kong, was destroyed by demonstrators. The reporter of Beijing News saw on the spot that the glass of the gate was broken, the outer wall was sprayed with black paint, and the ground of the first floor lobby and some facilities had black scorch marks.

The Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua news agency was destroyed.

The Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua news agency was destroyed.

At about 19 oclock on November 2, a reporter from the Beijing News reported that many pieces of glass were broken and fragments were scattered around the gate of the Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua news agency. The gate was surrounded by warning lines and black paint spray marks could be seen on the outer wall. There are black scorch marks on the ground and some facilities of the lobby on the first floor. There are still employees working upstairs.

According to the video and photos at the time of the incident, on the evening of the 2nd, some masked people in black held hard objects to smash the front door and the lobby on the first floor of the branch, resulting in many pieces of broken door glass, which were ignited and burned in the lobby on the first floor, and white smoke and fire were emitted in the lobby on the first floor. After firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire in the lobby on the first floor was put out.

A small group of extremists attacked the Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua news agency and sprayed words on the outer wall, smashed the glass at the door and threw incendiary bombs, resulting in a raging fire in the lobby, the Hong Kong Federation of journalists said in a statement Tuesday night. This kind of behavior by some extreme violent elements is a serious provocation to the state news organizations and a wanton violation of the laws of Hong Kong on safeguarding press freedom. The Hong Kong Federation of journalists strongly condemned the violence and urged the police to track down and arrest the rioters involved in the operation, so as to ensure a normal, safe and stable working environment for news organizations and journalists.

Source: responsible editor of Beijing News: Shi Jianlei