On 3 August, netizens held a “Mongkok March”. However, the police only approved a rally at the Anchor Street Playground and objected to the march. The applicant, Ng Wing-tak, appealed and a march from Anchor St Playground to Cherry St Park in Tai Kok Tsui was approved.Organisers said 120,000 joined.
The rally began at 2:30 pm. The crowds flooded the park and nearby streets. Some legislators and members of the public took the stage. The parade started at 4:10 pm with a front banner reading “excessive police power”. However, no police was seen during the march.
When the marchers went to Hai Ting Road and Olympian City, there was no police directing traffic nor road closure, and there were frequent vehicle passing along the way. Ng was angry and asked why the police was absent as the route was suggested by the police. The police officer only said that he would pass on to the superiors. Later on, no police officers were present.