15th September 2019 – (Hong Kong) At around 2.20pm, Transport Department announced that tram service between North Point to Pedder Street in Central and Happy Valley would be suspended. Buses passing Irving Street, Yee Wo Street and Hennessy Road West were rerouted via Leighton Road and Tin Lok Lane.
At 2.20pm, many radical protesters barricaded Hennessy Roa while riot police demanded them to disperse immediately as they were participating in illegal assembly. Yellow flag was hoisted at the police headquarters in Wan Chai at 3.52pm. More radical protesters gathered at the government headquarters in Admiralty. They barricaded Harcourt Road (East Bound), Lockhart Road and Lung Wo Road. Harcourt Road was cordoned off to motorists at 4.10pm. Meanwhile, some rioters also vandalised and destroyed 3 glass panels at Exit A1 Wan Chai MTR Station Some cut off power supply to traffic light system on Fenwick Street. A few removed a Chinese national flag at the junction of Fenwick Street and Lockhart Road, desecrated and burned it. Some protesters climbed up Hutchison House to destroy and burn the emblem of 70th anniversary of Communist China.
At 4.40pm, MTR announced that trains would not stop at Admiralty Station. At 4.43pm, black flag hoisted near Chief Executive’s office in Admiralty and Legislative Council Building. Water cannon vehicles were on standby at Government Building West Wing.
At 4.45pm, rioters set fire at many areas in Central and Admiralty, many also blocked the entrance/exits to Admiralty Station. Police issued warning to commence clearance soon. Tear gas round fired outside Exit B of Admiralty MTR station at 5.05pm. Many tear gas rounds fired in front of government headquarters and Citic tower. Protesters hurled molotov cocktails at riot police. Rubber bullets were fired by riot police on Tin Wah Avenue at 5.25pm. Water cannon vehicle deployed by riot police at 5.30pm at Government Headquarters in Admiralty. Water with blue dye sprayed at protesters.
At 6.15pm, rioters burned objects on Hennessy Road in Wan Chai before firemen arrived to put out the fire. They also set fire to Exit A3 and B1 of Wan Chai MTR Station at 6.23pm. Rioters once again set fire on Hennessy Road at 6.40pm before firemen extinguished the flame.
At 6.48pm, police hoisted blue flag under Canal Road Flyover. At 6.54pm, around 30 riot police commenced clearance towards Happy Valley direction from Lee Tung Avenue. At 7pm, around 100 riot police moved Eastwards from junction of Lockhart Road and Percival Street.
Blue flag raised at Causeway Bay Plaza at 7.15pm. Riot police also raised blue flag near Southorn Playground. Over 100 riot police commenced clearance on King’s Road in North Point. 30 Fujian triad members were also present in North Point. Some protesters and reporters were assaulted by the triad members at Fortress Hill MTR Station.
Riot police were present on King’s Road in North Point at 8.15pm.
Tear gas fired at Exit E of Causeway Bay MTR Station while protesters forced open the roller shutter at Exit E. Orange flag raised at 7.49pm.