9th November 2019 – (Hong Kong) Rioters set up barricades in multiple locations in Hong Kong, including Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Tseung Kwan O, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun, and Yuen Long, causing serious obstruction to traffic yesterday evening after the 22-year-old student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) died yesterday morning. Thousands gathered at various locations including HKUST, Mong Kok and Sheung Tak estate car park to pay their last respect. At 8.04pm, there were also people who gathered at City Plaza in Taikoo Place to mourn.
Some rioters hurled bricks and hard objects at police officers and charged police cordon line on Nathan Road, Mong Kok and Sha Tin Wai Road. Several rioters also caused extensive damage to shops and public utilities, including banks and MTR stations i.e Mong Kok, Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan MTR Stations. Some placed flowers and candles in front of exit of Prince Edward MTR Station. Some rioters threw petrol bombs towards Tin Shui Wai Police Station, threatening the personal safety of Police officers and other members of public.
Police fired tear gas rounds in front of City One in Sha Tin at protesters who set up barricade at around 10pm. The rioters also set fire to the barricade and at least 2 rioters were arrested.
In response to the emergency situation, MTR announced closure of Sai Wan Ho MTR Station at 10.25pm and Causeway Bay MTR Station was also closed at 10.43pm. An electrical distribution board in Tseung Kwan O was set on fire at 10.48pm, explosion was heard. MTR closed Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung and Sunny bay MTR Station. Street lamps on Tong Ming Street and Tong Chun Street were completed switched on at 11pm. Meanwhile, police also commenced clearance on Tak Hong Street in Hung Hom at 11.46pm, civilians were asked to disperse immediately.
Police fired tear gas rounds in Tseung Kwan O at 12am while police also commenced clearance on Nathan Road in Mong Kok at 12.30am.
At 11.16pm, petrol bombs were hurled at Tsuen Wan MTR Station, MTR announced that they need time to assess the damage to determine if service could be resumed tomorrow. Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station was closed at 11.29pm. Riot police fired tear gas rounds in front of Sin Tatt Plaza in Mong Kok at 11.30pm. At 12.30am today, rioters clad in black gathered more bricks, fire extinguishers, bicycles and objects to set up barricades in Tseung Kwan O.