Rioter pours inflammable liquid and sets a man on fire in Ma On Shan

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11th November 2019 – (Hong Kong) A man clad in green T-shirt engaged in a scuffle with several pro-democracy protesters on a pedestrian footbridge connecting Ma On Shan Park and Bayshore Towers this morning due to political difference. During the clash, someone shouted at him, ‘Return to Greater Bay Area!’.

Out of sudden, a rioter clad in black appeared and poured inflammable liquid over his body before setting fire to him. Other bystanders immediately fled the scene. The man suffered multiple burns on his body and he was sent to hospital for further treatment. The rioter clad in black managed to escape while police classified the case as assault causing bodily harm.

At 3.50pm, the 57-year-old victim named Lee was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital and he was in critical condition. He underwent surgery subsequently and he was still suffering from fever.