Hong Kong protests: police seize petrol bombs as demonstrators gather in Tseung Kwan O to commemorate death of student

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They came to pay tribute to Chow Tsk-lok, who died of a brain injury after falling from a car park in November

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Police started searching protesters from about 8pm.

Police seized petrol bombs, bricks and other protest gear from a car park in Tseung Kwan O as about 100 Hongkongers gathered on Sunday evening to commemorate Chow Tsz-lok, who died of a severe brain injury after falling from its third floor to the second in November last year..

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.

Police said Sunday’s assembly was “unauthorised” and fortified the area with a heavy presence of the force.

Police started searching protesters from about 8pm.
Photo: SCMP / Edmond So

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.

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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.