On the second day of the police siege of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), students and netizens called on the public to take to the streets to save the university. As nightfall, crowds flocked to Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and Ho Man Tin area. More than 100 social workers held up their social work cards in Tsim Sha Tsui, demanding that they send materials to support the students. Parents of the students cried and staged a sit-in outside the police blockade and asked to enter the school to see their children. These demands were ignored by the police.
A large number of citizens expressed their support for the demonstrators in PolyU and took to streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, Mody Road, Salisbury Road, Jordan Road and Nathan Road area. Riot police fired multiple tear gas rounds and shots, and repeatedly shot the crowd with water cannons, yet still failed to disperse the crowds.
Starting at 6 pm, tens of thousands of people occupied the road from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mong Kok. They formed human chain to deliver materials to the front line and blocked roads with barricades on various roads. Massive riot police were deployed, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd; protesters retaliate with petrol bombs and confronted the riot police, turning Jordan Road and Nathan Road into war zones of smoke and fire everywhere.