Tarnishing the Chinese National Day celebrations, anti-government Hong Kong protesters conducted March despite the police ban on Tuesday.
Defying the police ban, the protesters began their march from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Central, and protesters appear intent on continuing their journey toward Beijing's liaison office in Sai Ying Pun.
Tear gas has been fired in Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan while street fights broke out earlier in Tuen Mun.
Police have issued a statement condemning the violence, but protesters were not ready to relent. Soon a clash broke out between the protesters and the Hong Kong Police. “Rioters have used corrosive fluid in Tuen Mun area, injuring multiple police officers and reporters,” reported the South China Morning Press. Responding to this, police have fired tear gas against the protesters.
Due to the tensed situation, almost 20 MTR stations closed, along with thousands of shops and malls, fearing large-scale protests and disruption.
Earlier in the day, community leaders, political elites and officials gathered at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai to observe a flag-raising ceremony, which was peaceful aside from some minor skirmishes outside.