Violent clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators continued across the city into Tuesday night, with fires, petrol bombs and tear gas at multiple locations.

In Tai Wai, dozens of masked protesters lobbed molotov cocktails around the turnstiles at the MTR station there, even with firemen standing close by attempting to douse the flames.

Other protesters were also seen using rods and sticks to hit signs within the station.

There were similar scenes inside the Diamond Hill MTR station, with protesters smashing up windows, security cameras and other equipment, and setting a fire inside the station.

Police fired tear gas in Tuen Mun, Causeway Bay, Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin in the evening, to try to disperse protesters.

Protesters had been trying to set fires on the roads and block traffic on Lung Cheung Road in Wong Tai Sin and in Tuen Mun, while protesters had been chucking petrol bombs towards the police station in Sham Shui Po. A fire was also set in the lobby of the Cheung Sha Wan government offices nearby. Firefighters later arrived to put out the blaze.

The police’s water cannon truck sprayed blue-dyed water in Wan Chai at one point as riot police closed in on protesters heading towards Causeway Bay.

At around 7.30, riot police fired tear gas by the Regal Hongkong Hotel on Yee Wo Street.

Fires were also set on roads near Victoria Park, and by the usually busy MTR exit near the Sogo department store.

Last updated: 2019-10-01 HKT 20:45