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HSBC’s lions are collateral damage amid protests

One of the most dramatic scenes from the widespread vandalism on the first night of 2020 – which marred Hong Kong’s New Year celebrations – was possibly the two historic lion statues at the entrance to HSBC’s headquarters in Central being set ablaze by radicals. A mob of masked and black-clad protesters, having previously trashed several […]