Written by Hou Cailin, Liang Huanmin, Wang Jieen, Xiao Bin, Peng Yiwei, Li Enci
2019-12-31 17:58Last updated: 2019-12-31 20:56
Today (31st) is the last day of 2019, a netizen initiated a "and you shop" demonstration in multiple shopping malls on New Year's Eve, a large number of police officers patrolled in the Harbour City of Tsim Sha Tsui, and intercepted dozens of people's ID cards and body searches; Outside Prince Edward Mong Kok Station, riot police cleared the flowers presented by the citizens and once sprayed pepper spray to disperse them; protesters in Times Square called out slogans.
At 8 pm, people-building activities will be held in many districts of Hong Kong. "Hong Kong 01" will hit all districts.
On New Year's Eve on December 31, 2019, at more than 7 pm, the riot police cleaned up the flowers outside the Prince's Station and gave out pepper spray uniforms for several people. (Photo by Ou Jiale)
Tsim Sha Tsui: More than a dozen people intercepted in Harbour City were released.
Mong Kok: Police at the Mong Kok Police Station raised a blue flag to warn people outside Prince Edward Road west that people at the scene were illegally assembled. After the police started broadcasting, the atmosphere suddenly heated up.
[20:43] Tsim Sha Tsui: More than a dozen people were intercepted by the police in the Harbour City. They were required to check their ID cards and search their bodies. Most of them were not wearing black shirts or masks. Several nearby shops closed.
[20:39] Tsim Sha Tsui: The parade in Harbour City increased to about 80 people, and about 20 riot police entered the mall to patrol.
Tsim Sha Tsui: There are demonstrators in the harbour city called slogans; on the sidewalk of Nathan Road, there is a chain of citizens building cities, and some people promote the New Year's Day parade of the Democratic Front.
Mong Kok: The riot police walked from the police station to Prince Edward Station several times, cleared the flowers presented outside the station, then left, and scolded the public. After the riot police left, someone presented flowers again.
Wong Tai Sin: More than 300 people gathered and formed a human chain in Wong Tai Sin. The human chain exited from the Shin Kong Centre of Long Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, and extended to the overpass on Po Kwong Tsuen Road and Fung Tak Road.
Causeway Bay: All riot police outside Times Square boarded and left.
Mong Kok: Outside the Prince's Station, a citizen made a hood of the Prince's Station from paper. He accepted an interview with the media and hoped that the government would respond to the five major demands and deal with the problem of police violentness.
Causeway Bay: Police officers continue to intercept and search outside Times Square and use a loudspeaker to intercept suspicious persons. The police emphasized that Times Square has not been closed and citizens can wait for the countdown to the New Year.
[20:00] Citizens form chains in Causeway Bay and Wong Tai Sin.
Under the Causeway Bay Times Square, about 30 riot police were on alert, but did not enter the mall. Riot police searched more than a dozen people underground at Times Square in Causeway Bay and checked the accompanying items. The riot police at the scene pulled up the blockade and some were released after searching.
[19:46] Causeway Bay: Police patrolled outside Hysan, scolded each other with the public, and asked street singers to leave.
[19:45] Causeway Bay: About 40 demonstrators later entered Adidas and Fila in Times Square. Some demonstrators called for "seeing your hand and staying still". As long as Window Shopping and Adidas subsequently closed, there are still customers in the shop Demonstrators continued to walk around the mall, and no police were seen at the scene.
Tsim Sha Tsui: A large number of heavily armed police officers intercepted dozens of people in Harbour City and were released. There are no slogans in the mall, and some shops have closed.
Causeway Bay: Approximately 30 masked demonstrators began to walk around the mall and went to Starbucks on the 9th floor of the mall. However, Starbucks was closed and closed, and the demonstrators did not perform any sabotage.
[19:23] Tsim Sha Tsui: A large number of police officers intercepted and searched citizens in Harbour City. It was seen on the scene that many of the intercepted citizens did not wear black shirts.
[19:18] Mong Kok: More than 30 riot police officers cleared the flowers and flowers outside the Prince's Station, spoke with the people present, and sent pepper spray to disperse and rushed out of the street to subdue several people. There were still vehicles driving on Nathan Road during the period. Perilous danger. Today is four months of the 831 incident at Prince Edward Station.
Tsim Sha Tsui: Police officers intercepted more than a dozen citizens in the Harbour City, most of them young people. All of them were released and then patrolled in the mall.
Mong Kok: The riot police removed the flowers presented outside the Prince's Station. Police officers and the local public scolded each other for rubbish. The police officer immediately took out the pepper spray to frighten him. The policeman took the bouquet and left.
Central: Lan Kwai Fong is on alert by riot police officers, seeing flag bearers and also special services officers of the Correctional Services Department.
Tsim Sha Tsui: Riot police intercepted more than a dozen people in Harbour City and continued to be reinforced by police officers. Someone called a slogan in the mall.
Mong Kok: Outside the Prince Edward MTR station, riot police have removed flowers placed by citizens.
[18:50] Causeway Bay: Four people held a sign outside Sogo Department Store in Causeway Bay, which wrote the information of the Tomorrow FDC parade, calling on the citizens to participate in the Tomorrow FDC parade, and "do not be sharp, enter Victoria Park first."
Tsim Sha Tsui: Riot police enters Harbour City to patrol.
Mong Kok: Flowers were presented outside Prince Edward MTR Station, and a large number of police officers were on alert.
Causeway Bay: No crowds have been seen in Times Square for the time being. Only people who wear masks sporadically call the slogan "Restore Hong Kong, the Revolution of the Times". More than a dozen riot police officers were on alert at Jardine Street. No one had pulled up a chain of people for the time being.
Causeway Bay: Riot police patrol outside Sogo.
Tsim Sha Tsui: A large number of riot police are on alert inside the MTR Tunnel, and no one has gathered in Harbour City.
Central: Water horses are set up near Lan Kwai Fong and police patrol.
On August 23, 2019, there were citizens from all over Hong Kong forming a "Hong Kong Road" human chain. (Profile picture / Photo by Yu Junliang)
According to online information, the "Chain of New Year's Eve", a chain activity initiated by netizens, is expected to build a chain of people along the major MTR stations, and leave in a flowing manner after 1.5 hours of activity.
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