An uneasy peace that lasted several days in Hong Kong again broke through as a standoff in a working-class neighborhood descended into severe violence.
In the still ongoing protests that have been going on in Hong Kong for more than a month now doesn’t seem to come to a wave of peace after protestors were again agitated after being baton-charged and tear-gassed by Hong Kong police, the protestors then retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles as a standoff in a working-class neighborhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days.
Thousands of protestors including young students, marched through the industrial Kwun Tong area wearing hard hats and gas masks were blocked by dozens of riot police with shields and batons outside a police station.
Pro-democracy protests entered their 12th week on Saturday as several of the black-clad protestors were again detained as officers swept through.
Four metro stations were shut down around Kwun Tong, a densely populated area on the east of Kowloon peninsula, but thousands packed the streets
Four metro stations were shut down around Kwun Tong, a densely populated area on the east of the Kowloon peninsula, but thousands packed the streets anyway, most carrying umbrellas against the sun despite hazy skies in the former British colony
Hong Kong’s police force has become the target of the protesters’ ire for its perceived heavy-handed response to the months of demonstrations.
Antipathy has soared towards the police, who have used baton charges, rubber bullets and tear gas against hardcore protesters, but are also accused of beating peaceful demonstrators.