The world is on fire .
Violent #protests continued in #HongKong for a third day on Wednesday, crippling transport links and clogging roads, and prompting many major companies in the city, including HSBC and BNP Paribas, to instruct employees to stay home from work to avoid the risk of physical harm.
And in anticipation of more violence tomorrow,the Hong Kong Education Bureau has said that all kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and special education needs schools will cancel class on Thursday for safety reasons, according to an official statement. Most universities in Hong Kong have suspended classes until next week or converted them to online-only for the rest of the semester. And after the clashes from earlier this week, more than 80 mainland #Chinese students have been evacuated for their own safety.
#Protesters set up an elaborate roadblock on Wednesday in the city's Central district, a direct attack on one of the city's main business hubs, while also disrupting travel on other major thoroughfares in Kowloon Tong, Yuen Long and Tai Po.
According to Reuters, about 1,000 protesters were busy manning the roadblocks come lunchtime. Some hurled bricks at luxury-brand stores and other prime real-estate. "It’s now 4th June 1989," was scrawled on the windows of fashion store Georgio Armani, a reference to the crackdown by Chinese troops on pro-democracy protesters in #Beijing ’s #TiananmenSquare .
As the violence escalates, a video has surfaced briefly online purportedly showing a man lying motionless on the ground in Sheung Shui as a group of black-clad protesters can be seen hurling bricks. The man's condition is believed to be "very bad", or near fatal, according to the SCMP.
In other news, Hong Kong #police addressed an incident that took place Tuesday when police raided the #ChineseUniversityofHongKong because they believed it was being used as a staging ground to create petrol bombs being used by demonstrators. Police didn't find any evidence of this, and the incident has badly affected relations between police and the public.#HongKongProtest
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