Police issued a statement in the early morning saying that they had issued a notice of no objection to the public parade held in Kwun Tong District yesterday. However, some radical demonstrators deviated from the parade route and made blockades, destroyed intelligence lamp posts and attacked the police, which were severely condemned by the police.
Police concluded that from about 2 p.m. yesterday, a large number of demonstrators gathered in the vicinity of Wai Ye Street, Haibin Road and Changyue Road in Guantang, and set up roadblocks with water horses, bamboo branches and other debris to block traffic. Radical demonstrators used chainsaws to destroy many wisdom lamp posts at Changyue Road in Kwun Tong, seriously threatening the safety of the people present and road users. Demonstrators threw hard objects and petrol bombs at police officers, damaged police cars and injured journalistsfeet.
From about 8 p.m., the demonstrators turned to Huang Daxian and Deepwater Hedgehog to block several roads with debris, including Longxiang Road and Qinzhou Street. Laser light was used to illuminate police officers and throw bricks and hard objects at police lines. In Deepwater District, violent demonstrators clashed with other people present and pushed each other.
In response to the scene, the police issued warnings on many occasions, but the demonstrators failed to understand, and the police carried out dispersal operations in Kwun Tong, Huang Da Xian and Deepwater Hedgerow. During the dispersal operation, the police used appropriate force to stop the violent acts of the demonstrators.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, Responsible Editor of China Daily Network