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🔴 HKFP_Live: Protesters march from Kwun Tong to Kowloon Bay to protest the extradition bill and the installation of “smart lampposts”: facebook.com/hongkongfp/vid…

#hongkong #antiELAB #china
Kwun Tong’s Tsun Yip Street Playground is filled with protesters on Saturday afternoon despite the closure of four MTR stations in the vicinity following Chinese pressure.

Full story: hongkongfp.com/2019/08/24/hon…

Photo: HKFP. #hongkong #antielab #china
Organiser Ventus Lau leads the Kwun Tong march with chants reiterating the protesters five demands at 2pm.

In full: but.ly/extraditionhk #hongkong #antiELAB
Nick, a 23-year-old graphic designer, told HKFP that opposition to the introduction of smart lampposts in Kwun Tong is compounded by the public's lack of trust in the government: "We are fine as we are, what's the point in these lampposts?"

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk
It is almost 34 degrees Celsius in Kwun Tong Saturday afternoon. Hydration stations serving water, tea and other beverages have been set up along the march route.

In full: biy.ly/extraditionhk #hongkong #antiELAB
Crowds chant "light up Hong Kong, awakening of the whole people” along Hoi Bun Road.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk

#hongkong #antiELAB #china
Police have cordoned off a part of Sheung Yee Road which leads to the Ngau Tau Kok police station, cutting off the march's intended route.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk #hongkong #antiELAB
Scenes at Saturday’s Kwun Tong march.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
A variety of demands - from not implementing “smart lampposts” to anti-racial discrimination - at the Kwun Tong march.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Organiser Ventus Lau puts a police cordon on Wai Yip Street back in place as the crowd marches away from Ngau Tau Kok police station.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
More scenes at Saturday afternoon’s Kwun Tong march.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #china #antiELAB
Some marchers have reached the protest’s endpoint at Kowloon Bay's Zero Carbon Building, where recycling points are set up.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk

#hongkong #antiELAB #china
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Observatory raised the Typhoon 1 Signal at 2:40pm Saturday.

Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Some protesters are building makeshift barricades on Wai Yip Street, near Ngau Tau Kok police station, shortly before 3pm.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB
A row of police in riot gear back away from protesters on Siu Yip Street outside Ngau Tau Kok police station.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong
Around five police officers stand behind a barricade on top of the Ngau Tau Kok police station. More are stationed inside.

A barricade with pointed bamboo sticks is complete at Wai Yip Street.

#antiELAB #hongkong
People have occupied the overpass and footbridge overlooking Wai Yip Street as of 3pm Saturday.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
🔴 HKFP_Live: A protester-police stand-off outside Ngau Tau Kok Police Station on Saturday afternoon: facebook.com/hongkongfp/vid…

#hongkong #antielab
Scenes of the protester-police standoff and makeshift barricades outside Ngau Tau Kok police station.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antielab #china
The smart lampposts — which have sensors, data connectivity and cameras — in Kwun Tong as part of a pilot scheme. Activists have cited privacy concerns.

Full story: hongkongfp.com/2019/07/17/hon…

Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antielab #china
Mini-figurines of Hong Kong protesters have been spotted again at the Kwun Tong march.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Protesters are playing a looped audio clip of Chief Executive Carrie Lam saying jailed activist Edward Leung's slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" on a loudspeaker.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
At 4pm, protesters dismantled with tolls and felled one “smart lamppost” — with sensory, data connection and camera capacities — on Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay. Activists have raised privacy concerns over them.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk #hongkong #antiELAB #china
More scenes at Wai Yip Road, Kowloon Bay where protesters are building makeshift barricades.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
The interior machinery of another dismantled “smart lamppost” on show at Kowloon Bay.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Riot police cordons appeared at Ngau Tau Kok police station and the Kowloon Bay Auxiliary Police HQ at around 4:30pm.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Tear gas was fired in Kowloon Bay at around 4:40pm Saturday, as riot police quickly advanced and arrested several protesters.

In full; bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: iCable screenshot. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
A man is arrested on Wai Yip Street on Saturday afternoon as riot police clear the scene with tear gas and other ammunition.

#hongkong #antiELAB #China
A frontline social worker is treated by a first aider and police officer shortly after tear gas was released.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: RTHK / Stand News / HK01 screenshots. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
🔴 HKFP live replay: Police fire tear gas and make arrests in Kowloon Bay on Saturday afternoon. facebook.com/hongkongfp/vid…

Photo: HK01 screenshot. #hongkong #antielab #china
In a press release, police explained their firing of tear gas and dispersal operation due to the building of barricades and destruction of “smart lampposts”.

The time of the letter of no objection for the rally at Kowloon Bay is meant to end at 7pm, however.
Crowds have scattered off the streets of Kowloon Bay towards Telford Plaza after quick firing of tear gas and advances by riot police.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: InMedia. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Scenes as police fired tear gas and rushed forwards to clear and arrest protesters in Kowloon Bay. Protesters threw objects such as bamboo and bricks back at the police.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
More scenes of the protester-police clashes in Kowloon Bay on Saturday afternoon.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Some elderly people wearing yellow vests reading “protect our children” attempted to mediate between the protesters and police.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
As the police’s special tactical unit - the “raptors” appeared at the platform outside the Telford Plaza mall, some protester used a fire hose to wet the floor and disperse the smell of tear gas.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: InMedia. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
According to Stand News, medics say a person was shot by a suspected rubber bullet in the left eye during the police’s clearance operation on Saturday afternoon.

A medic had earlier been shot in the right eye on August 11.

Photo: Stand News. #hongkong #antiELAB
A number of protesters remain and build a second round of barricades at 5:30pm, in a standoff with police.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
Shortly before 6pm, police raised the black flag warning of tear gas again on Wai Yip Street.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china
A group of protesters ran onto the overpass and threw rocks at the line of police below. #HongKong #China #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
Tear gas was fired along Wai Yip Street again at 6:30pm Saturday, as police sought to clear the second round of makeshift barriers erected by protesters.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk #HongKong #China #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
More tear gas along the roads between Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong Saturday evening.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: NowTV screenshot. #HongKong #China #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
British-born chief superintendent David Jordan was spotted leading the police clearance operation on Saturday evening.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: InMedia. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
Scenes from the second round of dispersals conducted by police on Saturday at Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
@SiuSinGallery Protesters and journalists collect and count the tear gas cannisters fired by police in Kowloon Bay on Saturday evening.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
@SiuSinGallery More scenes from Saturday evening as Kowloon Bay protesters prepare makeshift barricades and bricks to throw at police when they charge.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
@SiuSinGallery Police continue to push forward towards protesters from Kowloon Bay to Kwun Tong as night falls on Saturday.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
@SiuSinGallery Riot police pushing south down Kwun Tong Road, where the local MTR line - closed since 12pm - runs via an overpass.

In full: bit.ly/extraditionhk. Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
@SiuSinGallery Police enter inner streets to give chase to protesters in Kwun Tong on Saturday evening.

Full story: hongkongfp.com/2019/08/24/tea…

Photo: @SiuSinGallery / HKFP. #hongkong #antiELAB #china #hongkongprotests
@SiuSinGallery Earlier in Kwun Tong, #HongKong demonstrators deviated from the original protest anthem, "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord," & played rap song "Fuck the Popo, Fuck Your Mother" on repeat from a loudspeaker on Wai Yip Street.

hongkongfp.com/2019/08/24/tea…
#China #hkprotests
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