- Title: Protesters surround MTR station a week after violent clashes with police
- Date: 6th September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 6, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF PRINCE EDWARD STATION PROTESTER HOLDING PLACARD URGING MTR TO RELEASE CCTV CROWD IN FRONT OF MTR STATION ACTIVIST HOLDING PLACARD READING (English): "SHOW US! ONLY MTR CCTV CAN PROVE HK POLICE DID NOT MURDERED HK CITIZENS. WE NEED NON-EDITED CCTV RECORD FOR 31 AUG-01 SEPT FROM MTR" PROTESTER IN FRONT OF MAKESHIFT ALTAR CANDLES BEING LIT (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG PROTESTER, CHEN, SAYING: "We are assuming that three of us, three of our Hong Kong citizen were beaten by them, and dead, we estimated they are death, but the Hong Kong MTR Station, the Hong Kong MTR didn't release the CCTV to expose the truth. So today is already a week today, so we are here to ask them to hand out the CCTV clip." PROTESTERS OFFERING FLOWERS TO ALTAR NOTES POSTED ON WALL PROTESTER OFFERING FLOWER PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF CLOSED MTR STATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG PROTESTER, TINA, SAYING: "On the 31st of August at the Prince Edward Station, in the two hours (that) is not covered by media, most of us perceived that some incidents happened between the police and protesters. VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS
- Embargoed: 20th September 2019 13:09
- Keywords: Hong Kong protest MTR subway station violence police CCTV
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001AVIPOW7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds rallied in front of Prince Edward MTR station in Hong Kong on Friday (September 6) demanding an investigation a week after members of the police Special Tactical Squad stormed a train and beat people.
Skirmishes spread to the subway on Saturday (August 31), with television showing images of people being beaten as they cowered on the floor behind umbrellas. Police said they arrested 63 people aged between 13 and 36.
Some protesters alleged that people died in the clash, which the police have denied.
The protest is expected to swell into the night, as the Asian financial hub braces for weekend demonstrations aiming to disrupt transport links to the airport after Lam's withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill failed to appease some activists.
Many protesters have pledged to fight on despite the withdrawal of the extradition bill, saying the concession is too little, too late.
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