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Riot police charge at protesters in Kowloon Tong

Riot police charge at protesters in Kowloon Tong

Riot police hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon after thousands of people joined unauthorised protests on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Officers blocked Waterloo Road in Kowloon Tong where marchers were heading after setting off from Tsim Sha Tsui. The police charged along the road, forcing a number of black-clad protesters to flee.

Some protesters set up a barricade across Waterloo Road, not far from the area's PLA barracks. Police soon advanced along the road, but the crowd had already fled.

Many people were gathering in nearby Tat Chee Avenue, as protests spread to multiple places across Kowloon, including Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan and Kowloon City.

A flag had earlier been raised by the police in Prince Edward warning protesters there they could be shot.

At Yau Ma Tei MTR Station – one of the few on the Tsuen Wan Line open on Sunday – protesters had made use of various objects to partially block one of the entrances.

Passengers were clambering past the objects blocking much of a set of steps into the station, and bending over to get under a bamboo pole across the stairs.

Meanwhile, riot police were also stationed in various parts of Hong Kong Island where thousands more people were marching, although there had been very little engagement with the protesters.
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