警方縱容北角「福建幫」群毆途人 Police Condone North Point “Fujian Gang” Attacking Passers-by
8日11日北角恐懼氣氛籠罩，區內八、九成商舖落閘。「福建幫」化身街頭民兵，不問緣由，見黑衫或戴口罩的人士即上前圍毆，辱罵及出手攻擊推撞記者。警方事後未有拘捕滋事者，「勸走」聚集街頭的「愛國人士」。… Continue reading
Rumours have been circulating in Hong Kong that some Fujianese associations were mobilising relatives and friends from their hometowns on the mainland to travel to the city and settle scores with protesters, who may demonstrate in North Point on Sunday.
On 11 August, fear permeated North Point, which appeared to be ruled by suspected “Fujian Gang” and “Patriotic Militia”. 80-90% of shops were shuttered. The “Fujian Gang” and the mainland patriotic group that declare war on “Hong Kong independence” gathered in the area yesterday. In the morning, they were at Fulum Palace Restaurant and distributed red T-shirts, ready for retaliation to the protesters who did not appear. They were trapped in the restaurant throughout the afternoon and repeatedly attacked journalists and passers-by. The police took in at least two people after prolonged complaints but unsure if they were charged. In the evening, the suspected “Fujian gangs” became street militia and attacked passers-by in black or wearing mask and journalists.
As a large number of media and police officers waited at the entrance of the Fulum Palace restaurant, the gate was shuttered at 5 pm and only allowed one person to pass at a time. A large number of “patriots” were trapped in the restaurant, angered and nowhere to vent, and took the initiative to walk out the streets at night making trouble.
At 8 o’clock in the evening, a young man in black shirt and a mask passed by the restaurant. He was brutally beaten and kicked by at least 8-10 people until bloody in the mouth. One of the attackers was unhappy about being photographed by the journalists. He broke a section of a monopod from a reporter, and started waving it to hit people including a RTHK reporter who was injured. The attackers immediately dispersed. The injured man in black was sent to the hospital. He was said to be a student at Fujian Secondary School. He going to a bookstore but was brutally attacked.
The police did not arrest the attackers afterwards. Instead, they locked up the City Garden community director, Ms Sao, who was there to ask people to go home. At 9 pm, the riot police came to the scene to “persuade” the “patriots” to leave the streets.