At 2 o’clock this afternoon, Protesters in black flooded the Victoria Park football fields. At the main stage hangs two giant banners “Uber Distressed” and “Withdraw Evil Law”.
The police have been suppressing the “anti-China extradition” movement in the past few weeks. They opposed to the 11 August Hong Kong Island Eastern march and the rally at the Java Road Playground Park near the North Point Police Station was banned. Only a rally is allowed to be held at the Victoria Park football fields.
Over the weekend, the marches in Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po and Tai Po were all banned on grounds of public safety. This is the 7th march banned by the police, including the original Mong Kok march of 3 August.
Earlier, the police had erected 2m high barricades at the entrance and exit of the North Point Police Station. The outer wall from the 5th floor to the ground was fitted with a gauze. They also used glue to reinforce the floor tiles outside the police station.