盂蘭深水埗警署外「激光燒衣」 警狂發催淚彈驅散 Laser and Joss Burning Outside Shamshuipo Police Station on Yulan
昨日農曆七月十四盂蘭節，有網民於深水埗警署對面以「激光燒衣」活動示威。警察清場，在沒有市民、沒有人衝擊，依然狂放催淚彈。催淚煙攻入民居，居民到樓下哭訴。… Continue reading
Protesters gathered in front of Sham Shui Po Police Station since 8 pm on14 August to commence a ‘ritual’ in conjunction with the Yulan (Hungry Ghost) Festival.
Many protesters flash laser pointers at the police station from the overhead pedestrian footbridge while police warned them to stop ‘assaulting’ police officers. Others gathered at the junction of Yen Chow Street and Ki Lung Street to burn joss papers and hell bank notes. Many people tried to focus on the paper with the Laser pointers hoping for “laser ignition”, but failed after more than 10 seconds of exposure. Several protesters scattered hell bank notes outside the police station and police warned them to leave.
The joss burning activities were peaceful, and no one attacked the police station. However, a riot police with long shield came out at 8:40, and rushed to the pedestrian footbridge where only journalists were present, which led to angry noises of the citizens under the bridge.
At 9.45pm, police fired at least 5 tear gas rounds, after black flag was hoisted, inside the police station. A large number of people immediately evacuated. At 10:42, when the police started clearing, they pushed in the direction of Shek Kip Mei. During the period, many tear gas rounds were fired where no one was present, no one attacked or get close to the police.
The Sham Shui Po MTR station is filled with the residual smell of tear gas, like a gas chamber. Many people were coughing. Tear gas flowed into the residences, forcing people to come downstairs crying with complaints.