Hong Kong now on 'brink of total breakdown': police

Published on 13 Nov 2019 11:46:25 AM

Rare weekday fighting in Hong Kong carried into Tuesday night as authorities admitted that the city is on the verge of collapse.

The clashes came a day after police shot a protester at close range and a man was doused with petrol and set on fire in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city in decades.