LIVE UPDATES : Tear gas rounds fired in front of Mong Kok Police station, black flag hoisted in Yuen Long (Updated 12.15am)

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Riot police in front of Light Rail stop on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long at 9.54pm.

7th October 2019 – (Hong Kong) At around 6.30pm today, many civilians gathered outside Exit B1 of Prince Edward MTR Station to lay flowers after the area was cleared early morning. There were also some others who placed flowers in front of the exit this afternoon.

Meanwhile, some police officers splashed blue-dye liquid outside Mong Kok Police Station. More protesters started to assemble outside Mong Kok Police Station at 7.30pm, some of them removed bricks from pedestrian pavement, garbage bins, traffic barriers, minibus stop signages and placed them at the junction between Nathan Road and Prince Edward Road West. Police warned the protesters to disperse immediately or risk being arrested. Police started to deploy tear gas rounds at 7.36pm and a taxi knocked down a girl on Nathan Road resulting in protesters to surround the taxi driver. Riot police started to commence clearance on Nathan Road at 7.40pm. Police warned protesters to stop destroying public amenities at around 9pm. Tear gas rounds were again fired near Mong Kok Police Station at 9pm before riot police manhandled 5 protesters to the ground on Nathan Road.

In Sha Tin, some masked rioters smashed glass in shopping centres, broke through a roll-up gate before storming the Sha Tin Wai MTR Station to wreck facilities including turnstile and ticket machines, and damaged traffic lights. In Tsuen Wan, some masked rioters broke roll-up gates of MTR stations; whereas in Tuen Mun and Tai Koo, they occupied roads illegally.

Police also arrested protester near Bauhinia Garden in Tseung Kwan O at 9.40pm. Black flag was also hoisted on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long at 9.48pm. Black flag was hoisted in front of Grand Plaza at 9.40pm.

Live Updates:

12.11am – Riot police cleared barricades junction between Mong Kok Road and Nathan Road.

11.57pm – More riot police arrive on Nathan Road in Mong Kok.

11.44pm – Many protesters arrested by police in Wong Tai Sin.

11.36pm – Riot police clear barricades in Tai Po.

11.30pm – Firemen extinguish flames set to barricades by protesters in Yuen Long.

11.15pm – Protesters set fire again on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long while firemen rush to the scene to put out the flames.

11.03pm – Riot police fire tear gas rounds in front of Ma On Shan Police Station.

11.02pm – Riot police commence clearance on Nathan Road.

11.01pm – Riot police commence clearance in Tai Wo towards Tai Po Centre.

10.53pm – Protesters set fire to barricades on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long. Firemen rush to the scene to put out the flames.

10.49pm – Black flag hoisted at the junction of Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Mong Kok.

10.48pm – Blue flag hoisted in front of YATA Department Store in Tai Wo, Tai Po.

10.44pm – Riot police continue to continue clearance in Mong Kok.

10.38pm – Tear gas rounds fired towards Beverly Garden near Popcorn Mall in Tseung Kwan O.

10.37pm – Black flag hoisted in front of Ma On Shan Police Station.

10.33pm – Tear gas rounds fired on Nathan Road in Mong Kok.

10.32pm – Riot police wield gun at protesters in front of Exit A, Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station.

10.30pm – Riot police set up defence line at the traffic junction in front of Popcorn Mall in Tseung Kwan O.

Riot police set up defence line at the traffic junction in front of Popcorn Mall in Tseung Kwan O.

10.30pm – Riot police take over overhead pedestrian bridge on Lung Cheung Road in Wong Tai Sin.

10.23pm – Security guards at MOSTown try to stop riot police from entering the mall but they still manage to storm inside in the end to make arrests.

10.16pm – Black flag hoisted on Nathan Road in Mong Kok.

Security guards at MOSTown try to stop riot police from entering the mall but they still manage to storm inside in the end to make arrests.
Black flag hoisted on Nathan Road in Mong Kok.

10.13pm – Tear gas rounds fired by Yuen Long riot police.

10.10pm – Over 10 riot police officers are in standoff with protesters at Aberdeen Square.

Over 10 riot police officers are in standoff with protesters at Aberdeen Square.

10.10pm – Black flags hoisted again in Ma On Shan Police Station, Yuen Long and Prince Edward.

10.01pm – Riot police arrest a protester in Mong Kok.

Riot police commenced clearance at Yau Ma Tei at 10pm.

9.58pm – Police fire tear gas rounds on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long.

9.52pm – Riot police arrest a protester from New Town Plaza, Sha Tin.

New Town Plaza, Sha Tin.

9.48pm – Black flag hoisted in front of Grand Plaza in Mong Kok.

9.48pm – Black flag hoisted on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long.

9.40pm – Police arrest protester near Bauhinia Garden in Tseung Kwan O.

9.38pm – protesters destroy and set fire to Tai Tong Road MTR Light Rail Station. Firemen arrived to put out the flames at the station.

9.25pm – A girl is arrested on Nullah Road, Prince Edward by riot police.

8.50pm – Police conduct checks on buses at Cross Harbour Tunnel (Kowloon Side).

Police conduct checks on buses at Cross Harbour Tunnel (Kowloon Side).
A girl is arrested on Nullah Road, Prince Edward by riot police.
Black flag was also hoisted on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long at 9.48pm.
Black flag hoisted from Mong Kok Police Station at 8pm.
At 7.45pm, Riot police hoisted blue flag near Pioneer Centre Shopping Arcade in Mong Kok.