Hong Kong counts cost of violent weekend

Pro-deomcracy protests bring chaos and confusion to the streets – and businesses – of the city.
Nathan Road, Mong Kok, on Saturday night
Nathan Road, Mong Kok, on Saturday night

Occupy Central has entered its second week and Hong Kong is counting the cost of a weekend of violence and disruption.

As of Monday morning, the numbers of protesters outside Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty have dwindled and the Causeway Bay and Mong Kok camps are thinning.

But the weekend, which marked the end of the “Golden Week” holiday, brought chaos and confusion to the streets and businesses of Hong Kong.

“We are open but we close when the fighting starts,” a shop assistant at watch retailer City Chain in Mong Kok told FinanceAsia. “Sales are down because people want to...

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