Hong Kong protests: police seize petrol bombs, bricks as demonstrators gather at Tseung Kwan O to commemorate death of student
- Protesters gather at car park in Sheung Tak Estate where a university student fell in November last year, resulting in brain injury that caused his death
- Petrol bombs, glass bottles, lighters, bricks, umbrellas and helmets were seized from the car park on Sunday
Protesters gathered at the car park in Sheung Tak Estate at about 7.30pm to pay tribute to Chow Tsz-lok, a second-year computer science student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, who died of a severe brain injury after falling from its third floor to the second in November last year.
Police said Sunday’s assembly was “unauthorised” and fortified the area with a heavy presence of the force.
Before the assembly at about 7pm, police seized petrol bombs, glass bottles, lighters, bricks, umbrellas and helmets from the car park. Police did not rule out the possibility that some people would have used those during the gathering.
From about 8pm, police started checking the identity cards and bags of the rally-goers. Many were stuck for more than an hour in a line.
Several people were taken away when they refused to cooperate. At about 9pm, police dragged two women out of a queue and pepper sprayed them.
Ambulances were called in to attend to those injured.