Written by: Zhang Jiamin, Huang Yongyu, Liang Huanmin, Yuan Yixiaobin, and Kong Fanxu
2019-12-24 17:20Last updated: 2019-12-25 00:27
Tonight (24th) is Christmas Eve on Christmas Eve. The festive atmosphere has not stopped the anti-revision campaign. Internet users have launched multi-zone demonstrations. Among them, Internet users initiated a "Five Ways to Hong Kong with You Sing." Demonstrations will list places including Yuen Long Point, Sha Tin New Town Plaza, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Langham Place, Mong Kok and Times Square in Causeway Bay. Shopping malls and the police will stand by. Many people will come to Tsim Sha Tsui and Central for Christmas Road arrangement.
Several malls were crowded, and some shops were damaged. Police arrested demonstrators during the mall's arrest, and a pepper spray was used to disperse. At about 9 pm, the police uniformed many people in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, attracting a large number of people to gather, and then the riot police raised a black flag and cast tear gas.
"Hong Kong 01" will broadcast the latest situation in each district.
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[00:22] Mong Kok: Demonstrators went to the HSBC Mong Kok branch to destroy and set fire.
[00:12] Mong Kok: A reporter bleeds a pepper ball in his right forehead.
[00:07] Mong Kok: Demonstrators threw multiple petrol bombs and a police car was caught on fire.
At 12.24, the water cannon arrived in Mong Kok and shot water. (Photo by Yuan Yan)
[23:55] Mong Kok: Kimberley Road Police Kai Mi appealed to the demonstrators in front to disperse, saying that they were participating in illegal assembly, otherwise they would be dispersed by force.
[23:51] Tsim Sha Tsui: Dozens of demonstrators set up roadblocks on Nathan Road near Canflis Road during which a police car passed by, a police officer got out of the car to remove the roadblock and then left. Demonstrators once again set up barricades with debris.
[23:47] Mong Kok: Water cannon truck passes Nathan Road near Yau Ma Tei and shoots no water. Another police car passed by but the tire burst.
At 12.24, the police fired a tear gas bomb for the third time in Tsim Sha Tsui. (Photo by Zhang Jiamin)
[23:33] Wan Chai: A man on Queen's Road East was taken into a police car.
[23:32] Tsim Sha Tsui: Tear gas bombs were fired near the riot police mosque. Many people at the scene kept coughing.
[23:18] Wanchai: At least 30 people were intercepted off Queen Police Road East Police Chief.
At 12.24, demonstrators damaged the HSBC branch in Mong Kok. (Photo by Luo Guohui)
[23:23] Tsim Sha Tsui: The riot police uniformed a man in black and sprayed pepper spray.
[23:23] Mong Kok: The riot police arrived in Mong Kok. The men in black had already left.
[23:10] Mong Kok: A group of people in black damage the glass exterior wall of the HSBC Bank branch in Mong Kok, and write "Revenge of Spark".
At 12.24, a group of people in black broke the glass door of Langham Place. (Photo by Liang Pengwei)
[22:49] Mong Kok: Firefighters arrived at Mong Kok Station to extinguish the fire.
[22:49] Mong Kok: A group of people in black smashed the glass door on the side of Langham Place.
[22:47] Tsim Sha Tsui: Someone dropped a hard object from a high place on Nathan Road, and a mobile phone was extended from the house. Demonstrators risked being shot.
[22:46] Tsim Sha Tsui: Police at Blue Banner on Sparley Road warned water monitors that they would use tear water.
[22:45] Mong Kok: People in black set fire to MTR Mong Kok Station, and the traffic lights were destroyed to emit smoke.
12.24. A water cannon vehicle and two armored vehicles arrived in Tsim Sha Tsui but did not shoot water. (Photo by Zhang Jiamin)
[22:35] Tsim Sha Tsui: The water cannon car turns back to Nathan Road at 180 degrees on Salisbury Road.
[22:27] Tsim Sha Tsui: A water cannon vehicle and two armored vehicles arrived in Tsim Sha Tsui, and the protesters scattered quickly.
[22:17] Tsim Sha Tsui: At the junction of Kowloon Park Drive and Salisbury Road, 20 members of the Athlon team arrived for reinforcements.
[22:17] Tsim Sha Tsui: Demonstrators proceed along Nathan Road towards Jordan.
[22:10] Mong Kok: The riot police sprayed pepper spray. Police officers were recruited and at least three people were arrested.
[22:00] Tsim Sha Tsui: The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced that due to special circumstances nearby, all facilities of Kowloon Park in Yau Tsim Mong District, including Kowloon Park Stadium and Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, are now closed to ensure venue users and staff Security. The Department will closely monitor the situation and announce the venue arrangements in due course.
[22:07] Tsim Sha Tsui: Middle Road is near the Kowloon Hotel. There are demonstrators digging bricks, and there are scattered bricks on the ground.
[22:02] Tsim Sha Tsui: The current line of defense of the demonstrators is outside the Peninsula Hotel, and the police are at the junction of Kowloon Park Drive. The two sides confront each other.
[22:01] Tsim Sha Tsui: More than a hundred people shouted slogans all the way, all the way along Canton Road.
[22:00] Mong Kok: The traffic road from Argyle Street to Portland Street has been blocked. Hundreds of people gathered at the scene.
[21:48] Tsim Sha Tsui: Police confrontation continued between the Space Museum and the Peninsula Hotel. The riot police fired several tear gas bombs.
[21:34] Tsim Sha Tsui: A man outside the Peninsula Hotel accuses the demonstrator and the riot police take the man away. Riot police held an orange flag outside the space museum and warned that they would fire and the atmosphere was tense. Another young man was taken away by riot police.
[21:28] Mong Kok: Citizens gathered again and confronted riot police officers twice.
[21:19] Tsim Sha Tsui: The riot police set a blue flag near 1881 and told the people to leave. Police officers asked vehicles on Nathan Road to turn around.
[21:18] Mong Kok: A section of Argyle Street was temporarily blocked, and a police officer said with a loudspeaker that someone illegally assembled at the scene
[21:12] Mong Kok: Demonstrators at the scene yelled at the riot guards in the lane and set them up with lasers. The riot police turned on strong lights to warn.
[21:04] Tsim Sha Tsui: Raising a black flag on Nathan Road outside the Riot Peninsula Hotel immediately fired tear gas, and gathered the crowd to return to the sidewalk.
[21:02] Tsim Sha Tsui: Someone threw debris at the police when the man was taken away.
At 12.24, police fired tear gas outside the Peninsula Hotel. (Photo by Zhang Jiamin)
[20:56] Tsim Sha Tsui: Police officers were constantly trying to direct traffic at the scene, but because the traffic was already very congested at the scene, vehicles and demonstrators crossing the road were crowded on the road.
[20:54] Tsim Sha Tsui: Police officers rushed out of the Nathan Road and Kai Mi asked the black man who had crossed the road to return to the sidewalk, during which he subdued a man.
[20:52] Tsim Sha Tsui: Three ambulancemen boarded the third floor of Shanghai Port City. It is unknown whether there were any injured on this floor. It is reported that during the clash just now, the police officer waved his baton, and a teenager was "bumped his head". It is unknown whether the injuries were serious.
[20:48] Tsim Sha Tsui: Police Kaimi urged marchers who are still crossing the road to return to the sidewalk as soon as possible, and the police should not be exposed. The police again said that people had attacked the police and dropped paint bombs. They called on the public to take care of children and avoid going to crowds.
[20:37] Mong Kok: The crowd at the front of Langham Place screamed again with the slogans "Revert Hong Kong, Revolution of the Times", "Dissolving the police force, it is urgent."
[20:37] Tsim Sha Tsui: The people in black left the Harbour City without stopping at the Clock Tower. They walked along the cultural center towards Tsim Sha Tsui East. They called slogans along the way and lit their lights with their mobile phones. During the broadcast, the Cultural Center reported that some people had attacked the police and dropped paint bombs. They appealed to the children to take care of the children and leave from Nathan Road and Tsim Sha Tsui.
[20:25] Tsim Sha Tsui: The men in black from the bell tower to Harbour City meet the men in black originally in the shopping mall, and now leave Harbour City together. They shouted to the visitors "Hong Kong has Christmas as much as the mainland."
12.24. Demonstrators on Mong Kok Street in Mong Kok gathered and riot police officers arrived on alert. (Photo by Liang Huanmin)
[20:24] Mong Kok: Someone throws garbage on the road to make a roadblock. Several police cars on Nathan Road are on alert.
[20:22] Mong Kok: Demonstrators gathered on Lan Lan Street, and riot police officers came to the scene to alert.
[20:14] Mong Kok: Many shops in Langham Place Shopping Centre are closed immediately.
At 12.24, a group of riot police harbour city pepper spray uniforms many people. (Photo by Huang Yongyu)
[20:06] Tsim Sha Tsui: About 30 people enter Harbour City from the Bell Tower.
[20:06] Tsim Sha Tsui: The riot police sprayed pepper in the harbour city and uniformed many people.
[20:05] Mong Kok: The riot police in Langham Place left. During the chaos just now, a security guard was injured and bleeding from his hand.
[20:00] Tsim Sha Tsui: Dozens of people gathered at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui. Some people distributed masks and waved the banner of Hong Kong's revolution.
[19:56] Mong Kok: Someone at Langham Place reportedly threw debris at the riot police, and the police sprayed pepper spray.
[19:54] Mong Kok: Langham Place has broadcast to inform customers that the mall will be open as usual. A group of riot police entered the mall.
[19:45] Tsim Sha Tsui: Harbour City rallyers shouted "See you at 8 o'clock at the Clock Tower" and urged those present to participate in the event.
[19:30] Tsim Sha Tsui: Demonstrators in Harbour City found plain-clothed police officers at the mall, which attracted a large number of people to follow suit.
[19:30] Mong Kok: Langham Place rallies indicated that they will go to the upper level and take action with your shop, along with security personnel along the way. Most of them shouted slogans in the mall and did not do any damage to the store.
[19:30] Kowloon Bay: Telford mall has a strong festive atmosphere, and many side streets eat rice. Maxim's Palace, Maxim's Restaurant, and Starbucks are all open, but there are very few diners; vitality sushi is in a long line, waiting in line to fly. Brother Huang has a good business, and the flow of people is constant.
Police Commissioner Tang Ping Keung (second from left) appeared on Canton Road.
[19:25] Tsim Sha Tsui: Deng Bingqiang inspected Canton Road and talked with riot police during this period. When passing through the Tung Tung Tunnel, someone used Erhu to play Hong Kong.
[19:17] Tsim Sha Tsui: Commissioner of Police Deng Bingqiang appeared in Canton Road, Harbour City.
[19:12] Mong Kok: Citizens wearing masks began to gather outside Langham Place.
[19:06] Tsim Sha Tsui: Dozens of citizens gathered in Harbour City and chanted "Reverting the Revolution in Hong Kong".
At 12.24, dozens of riot police officers were stationed in Lan Kwai Fong. (Photo by Kong Fan)
[18:58] Tsim Sha Tsui: There are shops in the Harbour City that have been closed. A small number of people wearing masks and wearing black clothes gather on all floors.
[18:55] Tsim Sha Tsui: There are more than 10 riot police officers on the sidewalks on the junction of Nathan Road and Salisbury Road. Among them, there are "flagmen" holding warnings. They are equipped with shields, riot guns and batons. And other equipment.
[18:53] Central: Lan Kwai Fong houses multiple assembled vehicle interceptors, with dozens of riot police officers stationed.
At 12.24, some shops in the Harbour City were closed. (Photo by Huang Yongyu)
[18:50] Mong Kok: Langham Place has just closed the two doors. The security guard stated that it mainly implemented flow control, and the atmosphere at the scene was calm. Starbucks closes early.
[18:50] Tsim Sha Tsui: About 10 riot police officers with shields patrolled along the cultural center.
[18:36] Causeway Bay: At work, the traffic flow in Causeway Bay began to be busy, no road closure measures were seen, and the atmosphere was peaceful. Sogo Department Store has several police cars on alert outside SOGO. Several young people hold cards and write "Pray for you" and "Hug with you" to hug passersby.
At about 6 pm, six riot police officers patrolled along Canton Road. More than 10 police cars were parked along Kowloon Park Drive. (Photo by Huang Yongyu)
[18:05] Tsim Sha Tsui: Six riot police officers patrolled along Canton Road, and more than 10 police cars were parked along Kowloon Park Drive. Nearly 20 riot police officers, including flag bearers, are stationed outside the harbor city, most of them armed with round shields and spears.
[17:45] Tsim Sha Tsui: Six riot police officers patrolled around the Star Ferry Pier.
On December 24, six riot police officers patrolled around the Star Ferry Terminal. (Photo by Zhang Jiamin)
[17:00] Tsim Sha Tsui: No police officers were patrolled in the area. During this period, only one police car was passing by, with several military police officers on board. There are multiple venue staff and security inspections at the Clock Tower of the Cultural Center. The observation deck of the Cultural Center posted a notice stating that for security reasons, the observation deck will implement flow control measures from 5 pm, and citizens will follow the staff and security Instructions.
There are still a large number of tourists visiting the Christmas decoration outside the harbor city, and security is present to maintain order. Mall staff said they had not been instructed to close early today and temporarily maintain normal business hours.
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