Flash mob protests flare up across Hong Kong as groups smash shops, disrupt transport while police fire tear gas

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年10月13日10:10 • SCMP Reporters
  • Hotspots are in Mong Kok, Tseung Kwan O, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon Bay and Tai Po, with protesters resorting to familiar pattern of targeting shops with mainland ties
  • Stand-offs with police developing in various areas as crowds chant slogans against the force
Protesters in New Town Plaza in Sha Tin wave the British and US flags. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong demonstrators have staged flash mob protests all over the city on Sunday afternoon as the months-long political unrest enters its 19th week.

They are heeding the calls online to protest at the shopping malls in different districts to voice their anger against the shops and restaurants owned by pro-Beijing businesspeople, alongside the MTR stations as they continued their attack on the city's railway operator for allegedly aiding police in their clearance operations.

Some have hurled projectiles at the railway tracks of Sha Tin station, vandalised several shops in Tseung Kwan O, set up barricades on key thoroughfares in Mong Kok and Tuen Mun. Heavy police presence could be spotted at various shopping malls and several arrests have been made in Tsuen Wan and Mong Kok.

Follow our live coverage below as the events unfold. Reporting by Simone McCarthy, Elizabeth Cheung, Fiona Sun and Jeffie Lam.

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