To mark the one-year anniversary of a violent confrontation with police at a subway train station, dozens of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered at a shopping mall on Sunday to chant slogans.
Calls had earlier circulated online for a march to mark the one-year anniversary of the police storming of Prince Edward MTR station during last year’s pro-democracy protests.
Police officers arrived shortly after “dozens” of people gathered at the mall in the city’s Mong Kok district, Radio Television Hong Kong reported.
The police said it was an unauthorised assembly, saying in a statement that they would make “resolute enforcement actions” and members of the crowd could face arrest.
Some people were searched by officers and at least 11 people were given penalty tickets for breaching rules prohibiting gatherings of more than two people during the COVID-19 outbreak, RTHK reported.
By early evening on Sunday, no major demonstration appeared to have materialised. (Source: The Straits Times)