LIVE UPDATES : 1,000 protesters and rioters clad in black occupy, Causeway Bay, rioters take over Mong Kok (Updated 2.47am)

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2nd November 2019 – (Hong Kong) At around 3pm today, only around 1,000 protesters and rioters clad in black attire and covered in masks gathered at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. Netizens expected 1 million protesters would turn up today but it seems like the total number of protesters who appear at each new rally is dwindling as they get more violent.

Riot police gathered at Causeway Bay MTR Station to standby. Police hoisted black flags on Great George Street in Causeway Bay.

LIVE UPDATES:

2.46am – Police fire several rounds of tear gas in Mong Kok.

2.33am – Police clear barricades in Mong Kok, yellow flag hoisted

2.05am – One exit at Mong Kok MTR Station is on fire.

1.33am – Explosion heard on Argyle Street.

1.26am – Rioters set fire to objects on Shantung Street.

1.19am – Riot police fire tear gas rounds on Argyle Street.

12.07am – Riot police fire tear gas rounds at Langham Place.

11.44pm – Riot police fire tear gas round on Argyle Street.

11.19pm – Fire breaks out from Grand Plaza in Mong Kok.

11pm – Fire breaks out from King Wah Centre on Nathan Road.

10.25pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds on Nathan Road and Argyle Street.

10.21pm – Riot police hoist black flag on Percival Street and fire tear gas rounds.

10.08pm – Rioters continue to barricade roads in Kowloon and set fire.

9.50pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds in front of Hysan Place.

9.41pm – Crcare shop in Mong Kok catches fire. Explosion heard.

9.40pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds on Hennessy Road and Hysan Place.

9.38pm – One exit of Mong Kok MTR Station catches fire.

9.38pm – Riot police hoist orange flag in front of Hysan Place, tear gas fired.

9.25pm – Riot police commence clearance towards Times Square.

9.10pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds on Hennessy Road again.


9.03pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds on Hennessy Road.

8.56pm – One exit outside Causeway Bay MTR Station catches fire.

8.54pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds in front of Sogo.

8.52pm – Riot police arrest many rioters who illegally occupied many roads in TST.


8.47pm – Riot police hois blue and black flags on Nathan Road.

7.39pm – Black flag hoisted on Nathan Road.

6.45pm – Rioters sept fire to barricades on Hennessy Road in Wan Chai.

6.41pm – Tear gas round fired on Percival Street.

6.32pm – Tear gas rounds fired on Des Voeux Road. Objects set on fire.

6.31pm – Black flag hoisted at IFC.

6.30pm – Central MTR station is closed.

6.02pm – A Yoshinoya restaurant in Sheung Wan was damaged and vandalised.

5.30pm – Water Cannon Vehicle deployed on Queen’s Road East.

5.26pm – Many rioters destroy shops and public amenities in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. Tear gas rounds are fired.

5.21pm – Police hoist black flag on Southorn Playground.

5pm – Xinhua News Agency on Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai is vandalised and glass panels shattered by rioters.

5pm – Exit J3 of Central Station catches fire while rioters set fire to barricades on Queen’s Road East.

4.38pm – Rioters damaged J3 exit of Central MTR Station.

4.37pm – Water cannon deployed on Johnston Road.

4.31pm – Police fire tear gas rounds in front of Hennessy Road.

4.30pm – Police hoist black flag on Johnston Road.

4.24pm – Riot police fire several rounds of tear gas in front of Hysan Place. Petrol bomb hurled by rioters in front of Hysan Place.

4.23pm – Riot police arrest several people.

4.18pm – Rioters set up barricades on Electric Road.

4.12pm – Water cannon vehicle and armoured vehicle approached King’s Road in North Point.

Water cannon road on Causeway Road at 4pm.

4.11pm – Black flag hoisted in Victoria Garden, Causeway Bay.

4.05pm – Tear gas rounds fired in front of SOGO.

4.01pm – Tear gas rounds fired on Causeway Road by police.

3.55pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds on Hennessy Road near Canal Road Flyover.

Tear gas fired on Victoria Park Road at 3.45pm.
Riot police entered Victoria Park to disperse crowd at 4pm.
Riot police on Island Eastern Corridor at 4.20pm.
Over 1,000 people were singing in TST this evening.