I never thought I’d live to see the day. I’ve warned about it many times, but always assuming sanity would prevail and that day would never come. And yet here we are, talking about a complete breakdown of law and order in Hong Kong, once one of the safest cities in the world.
Last Sunday night, when anti-government protesters were exercising their supreme right after every “peaceful” mass rally to take over main roads, trash police stations and clash with the riot squad in the heart of the city’s business district, something far more nefarious was transpiring at the local railway station up north in Yuen Long. More than 100 thugs, criminals and good old boys from nearby villages, apparently protecting their turf, went on an unthinkable rampage, indiscriminately attacking anyone in their way with sticks and metal rods. They were primarily targeting people wearing black – the signature colour of the protest movement – but they beat up bystanders and even passengers on a train.