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[Overview of New Year's Day, Hong Kong and Kowloon in 2020] Tear bombs appear in Mong Kok after the countdown to the New Year

2019-12-31T19:17:20.021Z

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 were building chains in many districts of Hong Kong. By 9 pm, the demonstrators were blocking the road in Prince Edward and Athlon arrived to disperse. The police also blocked Argyle Street and the intersection of Nathan Road. Citizens have been clamoring for many times. At 1200 hours, the water cannon vehicle fired a number of stimulants at the demonstrators. Into 2020, the countdown to the slogans in all districts. A few minutes after Mong Kok entered 2020, demonstrators set fire and police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The chaos only subsided until 2 am. On the way, there was a suspected spontaneous combustion of a tear gas grenade, causing riot police to spray tongues around his waist.



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Written by Hou Cailin, Liang Huanmin, Wang Jieen, Xiao Bin, Peng Yiwei, Li Enci

2019-12-31 17:58

Last updated: 2020-01-01 03:10

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 were building chains in many districts of Hong Kong. By 9 pm, the demonstrators were blocking the road in Prince Edward and Athlon arrived to disperse. The police also blocked Argyle Street and the intersection of Nathan Road. Citizens have been clamoring for many times. At 1200 hours, the water cannon vehicle fired a number of stimulants at the demonstrators.

Into 2020, the countdown to the slogans in all districts. A few minutes after Mong Kok entered 2020, demonstrators set fire and police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The chaos only subsided until 2 am. On the way, there was a suspected spontaneous combustion of a tear gas grenade, causing riot police to spray tongues around his waist.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

[02:44] A riot police tear gas burst suddenly around his waist, emitting tongues of fire and white smoke, unknown cause. The riot police patted the flames on their own, which was not a big deal.

[02:29] A man on Soy Street was subdued by a police officer. Athlon team sprayed pepper on the face of Ming Pao reporters.

[02:20] Police officers gave pepper spray to reporters on the scene. The situation was chaotic. The reporter of "Hong Kong 01" was injured. Another reporter was pepper spray. The rescuers were on the scene.

[02:10] Demonstrators pricked bricks to police officers on Eryou Street. Later, more than a hundred riot police dropped from the police car, drove the citizens on the street, and fired tear gas bombs and rubber bullets.

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[01:41] Mong Kok: The self-service banking centre of HSBC Bank on Soy Street was set on fire, a lot of white smoke was emitted from the scene, and the automatic sprinkler system blew out the water.

[01:33] Mong Kok: The riot police fired multiple tear gas bombs on Broadway at Sai Yeung Choi Street South.

[01:19] Protesters destroy traffic lights along Waterloo Road. A large number of demonstrators still occupy the road in Yau Ma Tei. Water cannon and sharp armed armored vehicles entered the Mong Kok area again.

[01:10]

Central: Director of Police Deng Bingqiang visited Central to shake hands with the riot police at the scene. He did not respond to questions from reporters at the scene.

Mong Kok: Riot police continue to fire tear gas at demonstrators in Mong Kok.

[01:01] Mong Kok: Demonstrators formed an umbrella array on Nathan Road and confronted the police. The riot police fired multiple tear gas bombs and rubber bullets.

[00:47] The Commissioner of Police Deng Bingqiang visited Mong Kok and a large number of riot police closed the road for protection. The riot police at the scene raised black and orange flags to warn the citizens to leave. Some police officers pointed to a demonstrator "I don't know the so-called garbage", and then warned the protesters not to throw petrol bombs.

[00:36] Tsim Sha Tsui: The people who originally counted down on the waterfront have successively traveled out of Nathan Road, and the estimated number is close to 10,000.

[00:14] Mong Kok: More than a hundred riot police are currently stationed at the crossroads of Argyle Street, Mong Kok.

[00:10] Mong Kok: In the new year, demonstrators burned debris on Nathan Road, and then riot police fired multiple tear gas grenades towards the protesters, becoming the first tear gas grenades in 2020.

[00:00] Entering 2020, citizens gathered in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Lan Kwai Fong and other places have slogans such as "Recover Hong Kong" after the number of cases, also called: "January 1, Victoria Park!" , Called on others to participate in the RUF march on January 1.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

[23:50] Mong Kok: Riot police raised a blue flag to warn people at the scene to leave.

[23:47] Lan Kwai Fong: Less than 15 minutes before the countdown, many citizens shouted "Five Great Demands, One Must Be Indispensable", "Restoration of Hong Kong, Revolution of the Times". The atmosphere was lively, and the crowds stood on the street.

[23:40] Mong Kok: More than a hundred people took to Nathan Road to block roads and made roadblocks. Demonstrators surrounded the traffic lights and destroyed them. A number of police cars arrived, and more than a hundred riot police chased out with at least one person in uniform. Police then blocked Hamilton Street and took away at least two men to the police car and continued to drive journalists.

[23:20] Mong Kok: Nathan Road sharp shovel shoveled over the barricade, the water cannon vehicle fired pepper water cannons to the citizens and demonstrators on both sides, many people could not avoid the move, and a reporter was shot and drenched.

[23:00]

Causeway Bay: Many people gathered in Times Square to prepare for the countdown. Four other police cars were parked at the scene. About 10 riot police officers stood across the square. They searched and checked their belongings with a man in black and were released. .

Lan Kwai Fong: Citizen Issac stated that he will count down tonight in Lan Kwai Fong, and the new year's wish is "five major demands, one is indispensable." He also hopes to set up an independent investigation committee. For the past six months, he described his mood as heavy. As for the New Year's Eve in Lan Kwai Fong tonight, he expressed concern about personal safety and conflict, because more people gathered in Lan Kwai Fong, and described the police's behavior as difficult to control, but because Lan Kwai Fong is relatively lively, it is still celebrated here .

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[22:50]

Mong Kok: A water cannon vehicle and two sharply armed armored vehicles passed the Argyle Street intersection and turned into Nathan Road. The scene was tense.

[22:40]

Mong Kok: At least 50 riot police stormed into Portland Street behind Langham Place and subdued a man. After the riot police stationed at the side entrance of Langham Place, some citizens shouted at them.

[22:30]

Tsim Sha Tsui: Thousands of people gathered at the waterfront to enjoy the show, film the Victoria Harbour, the atmosphere was peaceful, and some people waved the banner of "Revival of the Revolution in Hong Kong".

Lan Kwai Fong: About 20 riot police officers visited the scene. Mr. Gao, a citizen of the city, is preparing to celebrate the New Year with his friends at Lan Kwai Fong. He also intends to chant the slogan "Restore Hong Kong, Revolution of the Times" at the moment of the New Year to express his appeal. He is not worried about the conflict tonight, saying that citizens are simply gathering peacefully and expressing their aspirations. For the new year, he expects "world peace" and excessive use of force by the police should be restricted. Looking back on 2019, he concluded with the words "angry" and "sad", "angry" lies in the government's inaction, and "sad" lies in the inability to change the status quo of society.

[22:17] Mong Kok: Police raised blue flags at the crossroads of Nathan Road and Argyle Street to warn the dispersal of the people present, and constantly appealed to those present to return to the sidewalk or leave on their way.

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[22:05]

Mong Kok: A policewoman broadcasted to the Mong Kok Police Station and asked those present to leave the scene, saying that otherwise force would be used.

Central: Three police cars parked on An Lan Street. Many police officers patrolled near Lan Kwai Fong. At present, Lan Kwai Fong is crowded, and most of the citizens go to the bar to drink and chat with friends.

[21:55] Mong Kok: Police cleared the roadblocks on Nathan Road, Prince Edward with a forklift. In addition, a large number of riot police were stationed at the intersection of Nathan Road on Argyle Street, and the police requested that Nathan Road vehicles turn around and leave.

[21:43] Mong Kok: Police arrested more people at the intersection of Nathan Road.

[21:40] Mong Kok: At about 9:30 pm, after the Prince Athlon dispelled the demonstrators earlier, Athlon Police officers patrolled towards Mong Kok and suddenly rushed out of the pedestrian chain of Nathan Road from Portland Street to The batons subdued one and fired pepper spray and pepperball guns into the crowd. Demonstrators later left.

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[21:31] Mong Kok: Police suddenly ran into the chain of people on Nathan Road in Mong Kok, dispersed with pepper spray, and arrested at least one person.

[21:26] Press Release from Police Public Relations Section:

At about 9 pm today (December 31), masked thugs occupied the roads along Nathan Road and Prince Edward Road West in Mong Kok, erected roadblocks with debris, and traffic was severely congested at the scene. Police warned thugs to stop illegal acts immediately. Police will conduct dispersal and arrest operations, urge members of the public and motorists to avoid going to the area, and pay attention to the latest traffic news. The report room service of the Mong Kok Police Station is temporarily suspended. For emergency incidents, please call 999.

[21:24] Mong Kok: The scene was temporarily calm. After Athlon dispersed the demonstrators on Nathan Road, police officers cleared the roadblock and boarded the police car to leave.

[21:15] Causeway Bay: The human chain starts from Golden Plaza, passes Hysan Plaza, and stretches all the way to Wan Chai. Everyone along the way raises their mobile phones to display texts, calling for "January 1, Victoria Park."

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[21:10] Mong Kok: Demonstrators formed Christmas roadblocks with Christmas lights and erected them on Nathan Road.

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[20:57] Mong Kok: Police at the Mong Kok Police Station broadcast a warning warning of the use of rubber bullets and cloth bags to disperse people outside of Prince Edward Road west, asking people on the Nathan Road to return to the sidewalk, and warning reporters of the area It was inside the police's fire net that there was a chance of injury. Some police officers have been presenting flowers at the exit of Prince Edward Station outside the police station. In the center of Nathan Road, there is a parade of black men.

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)

[20:54]

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.

[20:30]

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.

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[20:15]

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.

[19:37]

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.

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[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.

[19:12]

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.

[19:05]

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."

[18:30]

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.

[18:45]

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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Source: hk1

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