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[Year of the Rat 2020] Wong Tai Sin's head burns incense, reduces the number of people outside the shrine arrested by police

2020-01-24T18:13:03.056Z

The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan continues to spread, which is worrying. But today (24th) is the 30th day of the lunar calendar. Traditionally, many citizens will rush to Huangdaxian Temple to line up "head incense". Sik Sik Yuen announced earlier that the Wong Tai Sin Temple will be open all night from 9 pm to 6:30 pm on the first day of the year. It is convenient for worshippers to worship incense, and reminded the attendants to pay attention to hygiene and wear masks. Every year, Huang Xiayu, an entertaining artist, is the focus. In order to welcome the Year of the Rat, this year she is dressed as Mickey Mouse, a confidant Minnie, and once again becomes a popular object. 11:00 pm is a child of ancient China, which is the beginning of a new day, so there are many good believers who choose to burn incense at this time, and other good believers choose to burn incense at 0AM. Observation on the spot, the overall good faith waiting for Huxiang is less than in previous years. After 11 pm, dozens of people in black and demonstrators called out slogans outside Wong Tai Sin Temple. Police officers intercepted several people and the police started confrontation. A man was arrested by the police. Police officers began to evacuate before 2 am on the first day of the new year (25th). "Hong Kong 01" will be broadcast live.



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Written by: Hou Cailin, Golden Chess, and Zhu Jieling

2020-01-24 21:02

Last updated: 2020-01-25 02:08

The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan continues to spread, which is worrying. But today (24th) is the 30th day of the lunar calendar. Traditionally, many citizens will rush to Huangdaxian Temple to line up "head incense". Sik Sik Yuen announced earlier that the Wong Tai Sin Temple will be open all night from 9 pm to 6:30 pm on the first day of the year. It is convenient for worshippers to worship incense, and reminded the attendants to pay attention to hygiene and wear masks.

Every year, Huang Xiayu, an entertaining artist, is the focus. In order to welcome the Year of the Rat, this year she is dressed as Mickey Mouse, a confidant Minnie, and once again becomes a popular object.

11:00 pm is a child of ancient China, which is the beginning of a new day, so there are many good believers who choose to burn incense at this time, and other good believers choose to burn incense at 0AM. Observation on the spot, the overall good faith waiting for Huxiang is less than in previous years.

After 11 pm, dozens of people in black and demonstrators called out slogans outside Wong Tai Sin Temple. Police officers intercepted several people and the police started confrontation. A man was arrested by the police. Police officers began to evacuate before 2 am on the first day of the new year (25th).

"Hong Kong 01" will be broadcast live.

[01:45] There are still a large number of citizens waiting to enter the Wong Tai Sin Temple. The presence of vigilantes in the riot police left, and most of them also evacuated.

At nearly 2 o’clock on the first day of the year, there are still good believers preparing to burn incense outside Huangdaxian Temple. (Photo by Hou Cailin)

[01:13] During the police retreat and left the Wong Tai Sin Temple, a citizen was chasing after him, and the riot police officer in uniform was still required to show the certificate of appointment. The policeman once raised a pepper spray to warn the police, and the police officer continued to retreat and leave. .

Outside the Wong Tai Sin Temple, a man was searched by police and later released. (Photo by Hou Cailin)

[01:04] Citizens outside Wong Tai Sin Temple were intercepted again. Legislative Councillor Tan Wenhao was present at the scene to monitor. Police said he led the crowd to disturb the order, the two sides quarreled, and the citizens were emotional.

[00:51] A man was near the MTR Wong Tai Sin Station and asked the police for the location of Wong Tai Sin Shopping Centre. The police officer then asked him to show his identity card and search his body, and finally released him.

[00:32] Outside the Wong Tai Sin Temple, a police officer searched a man in his costume, and then fastened his hands to a lanyard. The reason for the arrest was unknown.

Policemen patrolled outside Wong Tai Sin Temple. (Photo by Zhang Haowei)

[00:20] The Commissioner of Police Deng Bingqiang appeared to the Prince.

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[00:14] Police officers under the Wong Tai Sin Temple intercepted and checked the citizens, and some citizens surrounded the police again. The police warned the current citizens to stop clamoring, otherwise it would be illegal and arrests could be made.

[00:00] Some citizens count down and yell at the restoration of Hong Kong. Five major demands, one is indispensable.

There are still a group of good believers in the queue at Wong Tai Sin Temple, waiting for the incense sticks at 0 o'clock. (Photo by Hou Cailin)

[23:57] The scene was slightly calm, but about 50 people still gathered.

[23:43] At the same time, there was still a group of good believers waiting in line at the Wong Tai Sin Temple, waiting for the incense sticks to enter Hong Kong.

About 50 people gathered outside the Wong Tai Sin Temple and shouted slogans such as "Restore Hong Kong's Revolution". (Photo by Zhang Haowei)

[23:30] A number of Wong Tai Sin District Councillors were present at the Wong Tai Sin Temple, including Mo Yanzhe, and called on police officers to calm down. Demonstrators at the scene shouted "Revolution in Hong Kong", but there are still a large number of good faith in the shrine, mostly elderly people.

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[23:25] Outside the Wong Tai Sin Temple, the police pulled a middle-aged man into the blockade. It is temporarily unknown whether it was arrested, which caused dissatisfaction among the citizens present and accused police officers. Some police officers said that today is in their thirties, but they are still being scolded by the public.

[23:20] Most of the good faith waiting for Xiangxiang to be served has been incense, and there are only about 50 people left at the scene waiting for incense.

[23:15] There are citizens outside Wong Tai Sin Temple who were checked for identity cards and searched by police. Many citizens surrounded the police and shouted slogans. The two men whose identity cards were checked were wearing masks but not black.

[23:00] When the time comes, at 11:00 pm, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is officially opened to let the public burn incense. Many good faith hurriedly entered the temple, and the scene was tense and lively. On the scene, members of the civil security team arranged for the letter to be incense and to leave.

Freshmen of the DSE (from the left) of the diploma examination (from left), Lu, Chen, and Li went to Huangdaxian Temple to burn incense. (Photo by Golden Chess)

[22:54] Chen Minde, deputy commander of the East Kowloon Region, went outside the Wong Tai Sin Temple and learned about the police on duty.

[22:50] When it is about to start at 11pm, there are more and more citizens waiting in line outside Huangdaxian Temple, at least 500 people are estimated. It is rare to see young faces in the team. Ms. Lu, Ms. Chen and Ms. Li are fresh graduate candidates. The three of them said they have never been to the Wong Tai Sin Temple and believe that it is a traditional Hong Kong culture. "As a Hong Konger, you must make a pilgrimage." The three also said that they prayed for academic progress, and also hoped that the government would respond to private demands. Regarding the outbreak of the new coronavirus Wuhan pneumonia, the three said with a smile, "It's useless to ask for help, so we need a government to do it."

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Ms. Wong also put on a mask today and said she would wash her hands frequently. (Photo by Hou Cailin)

[22:42] In the epidemic of pneumonia in Wuhan, many good believers put on masks to pray at the scene. Miss Huang, a nurse, will pray to the Wong Tai Sin Temple at about 9 pm tonight. She prays for a smooth and healthy work in the new year. In addition, the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan continued to spread. Ms. Huang admitted that her work “is really stressful.” She also said that people infected by the mainland still had the opportunity to enter Hong Kong and worried that the epidemic would spread again. She also said that she was “disappointed” with the government ’s handling of the epidemic. Ms. Wong also put on a mask today and said she would wash her hands frequently.

[22:35] "Replica Kim Jong-un" Australian actor and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared outside Wong Tai Sin Temple. The two took photos with the queuing citizens and congratulated Hong Kong people for "Congratulations on getting rich, Happy New Year, Free Hong Kong" and so on.

Huang Xiayi, dressed as Minnie, attracted many good faith to shake hands. (Photo by Li Zetong)

[22:34] Less than half an hour before the top hour (11 pm) of Xiang Xiang time, Shang Xiangshan stopped competing to prepare for the top position.

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A large number of good faith have lined up outside the Wong Tai Sin Temple. (Photo by Zhang Haowei)

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[22:04] A large number of good believers have lined up outside, and some people wear masks to prevent Wuhan pneumonia.

In order to welcome the Year of the Rat, Huang Xiayu is dressed up as Mickey Mouse and her confidante Minnie this year. (Photo by Lin Songhua)

[Year of the Rat 2020] Huang Xiayu dressed up as Minnie Huoxiang prays for Hong Kong people: all are good for the new year

[21:45] Huang Xiayu, the focal point of the "Touxiangxiang" every year. This year, to welcome the Year of the Rat, dressed as a Disney cartoon character, Minnie waited for "Touxiangxiang". She said she would pray for Hong Kong people. all good!"

Assistant Superintendent Yang Zuci (middle) arrived and spoke with the police officer on duty. (Photo by Golden Chess)

[21:20] As some netizens called for a demonstration tonight at Wong Tai Sin Temple, the police deployed a police alert. Assistant Superintendent Yang Zuci was present and spoke with the police officer on duty.

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The Chinese New Year of the Rat is approaching, and in the early evening, people go to the Huangdaxian Temple to "return too old" and put on "head incense". Wong Tai Sin Temple at Sik Sik Yuen also appealed via Facebook today. Due to the overcrowding of the Wong Tai Sin Temple during the Spring Festival, please enter the park to maintain good personal and environmental hygiene at all times. It is recommended that visitors to the park bring their own masks and alcohol hand rubs as needed Clean your hands to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria.

In addition, Sikseyuan also urged those who have symptoms of respiratory infections to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and do not go to Wong Tai Sin Temple.

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