Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

A protester moves a barricade near to a fire in the entrance to a subway station in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into

A protester moves a barricade near to a fire in the entrance to a subway station in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into

A man and woman walks through smoke from a fire near a subway station entrance in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into H

A man and woman walks through smoke from a fire near a subway station entrance in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into H

Emergency responders and journalists run from tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kon

Emergency responders and journalists run from tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kon

A protester seeks shelter in a building after police fired tear gas in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong st

A protester seeks shelter in a building after police fired tear gas in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong st

A taxi driver gestures after getting his car blocked by protesters in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong str

A taxi driver gestures after getting his car blocked by protesters in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong str

HONG KONG (AP) — All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell.

After widespread overnight arson attacks, looting, fighting with police and beatings, the government on Saturday called on the public to swing behind it in condemning the increasingly violent protests.

John Lee, the government's security secretary, says by not condemning violence, people are stoking it.

The MTR transport network, a frequent target of rioters, says all its services are suspended, including the rail line to Hong Kong international airport.