Men in white captured on dashcam collecting money moments before the attack in Yuen Long MTR station

22nd July 2019 – (Hong Kong) There were online rumours which alleged that the mobs in white were in fact triads who received money to carry out the attacks. A civilian captured several men in white collecting cash from someone in a car at around 10.30pm yesterday. 15 minutes, later, a group of men in white started to attack civilians in the Yuen Long MTR Station.

A lot began to speculate if these two incidents were connected. There was also a Whatsapp recording circulated online warning Yuen Long residents to be vigilant yesterday. The content of the message included warnings to the residents of Yuen Long not to leave home unnecessarily. If anyone were to go out, they were reminded to wear only white. All triad members from Yuen Long would be all out to attack ‘targets’.