tirsdag 23. juli 2019

How marauding gang struck fear into Yuen Long, leaving dozens of protesters and passengers injured

While riot police were firing round after round of tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in Sheung Wan at around 10.40pm on Sunday night, a more terrifying drama was playing out in Hong Kong’s northern town of Yuen Long. In a shockingly violent rampage of unprecedented lawlessness, a mob of men in white T-shirts stormed into the Yuen Long MTR station, indiscriminately attacking people with sticks and iron rods.

Their target appeared to be black-clad protesters returning from Sunday’s major march against the government’s now-suspended extradition bill, but the assailants beat up anyone they came across, including passengers on trains, passers-by and even journalists at the scene.