Readers in Hong Kong should get their copy of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Friday.
For several days, “mobs have surrounded Apple Daily’s offices to intimidate staff and prevent distribution of the paper,” the Wall Street Journal wrote in an opinion piece on Tuesday.
Early Monday morning they blocked delivery trucks from exiting the complex by parking a tractor-trailer across the gate. Apple Daily staff eventually used a crane to load newspapers onto different trucks across a back wall, so newsstands got copies after a delay of about six hours.
This tweet, from the Journal’s Isabella Steger, says the papers made it out on Thursday night.
Apple daily thanks police for stepping up policing tonight so that its paper is safely printed and delivered http://t.co/ilWC3p0O3g
— isabella steger (@stegersaurus) October 16, 2014
And from Bloomberg’s Fion Li:
— Fion Li (@fion_li) October 16, 2014
On Monday, Apple Daily posted this image on its Facebook page, with an apology to readers who didn’t get their newspapers. Read more