Clashes Ensue Amidst Riots in Hong Kong|香港三罷 入夜後再現白衣人攻擊示威者


On Aug. 5, Hong Kong was hit by widespread strikes that brought chaos to much of the city's transport network, including the Airport. Thousands of demonstrators blocked roads in several districts. In Tsuen Wan district there were men dressed in white carrying long sticks attacking protesters. Later on, Hong Kong police end up firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.


Some people who dressed in white showed up on the streets, held clubs and chased after the protestors in black. After a strike on Aug. 5 ended at 7 pm, some protestors still lingered on the streets. In Tsuen Wan district, people dressed in white chased and hit the protestors in black shirts with clubs. Later on, those in black shirts retaliated. Some protestors also surrounded the people in white shirts, both groups were bloodied during the confrontation.

Reporters. (From which news outlet?)

The police tried to disperse the crowds and break up fights with tear gas in Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po district. Police also shined flash lights on reporters to hinder them from taking photos. One intern reporter was hit by a tear gas canister in the head and was left bloodied. A reporter from the local news outlet Ta Kung Pao was detained after trying to protect the intern, and he was later on released.

One of our reporters was hit by a tear gas canister. He began to bleed from the left of his forehead. I set up a protective net nearby to stop local residents and police from approaching. I was suspected of assaulting the police and taken away.

By 11 pm on Aug. 5, a total of 24 people were hospitalized due to various injuries. By 2:30 am on Aug. 6, the police mobilized an armored vehicle which slowly drove across Nathan Road. There was no more protestors by that time.



手持棍棒、武器,朝向黑衣示威者追奔,香港街頭再度出現白衣人攻擊。5號週一「全港大罷工」七個定點集會結束後,各地都有部分示威者沒有散去,荃灣出現疑似黑社會成員追打示威者,但黑衣青年也不甘示弱反擊,趁著有白衣人落單上前圍剿,雙方都有人留下血跡。

「記者!記者!(哪家記者?)」

警方為驅散集會的群眾,在旺角、深水埗等地陸續施放催淚彈,港警還對記者照射強光、阻撓拍攝。催淚彈還擊中一名實習記者的頭部,流血倒地,而當時警察依然向前推進,在場的大公報記者為了保護受傷記者,一度被拘捕,事後獲得無罪釋放。

大公報記者 周峻峯表示:「我們有個攝影記者中了催淚彈,他應該是左邊的額頭受傷流血,我負責在附近做一個保護網,希望那些市民跟警察不要走過來,我之後被懷疑襲警,就被帶上警車。」

截至5號晚間11點,有24人受傷送醫,其中一名男子情況嚴重。到了6號凌晨兩點半,警方更出動「銳武」裝甲車,一路沿著彌敦道慢速行駛,但當時街上已經沒有示威者。