今日是8‧31事件一周年，有市民中午起陸續到太子站外獻花及「三鞠躬」悼念，但警方和港鐵清潔工不斷清走鮮花，又有票控個別獻花市民「亂拋垃圾」。人稱「Lunch哥」的David 在太子站內舉手表示「五大訴求 缺一不可」，遭票控對「乘客造成滋擾」。
On the evening of August 31, 2019, the police attacked passengers indiscriminately at Prince Edward Station in Mong Kok, Kowloon. Initially, the passengers who opposed the extradition protests provoked and attacked the protesters and citizens. The protesters were angry and fought back. Afterwards, many riot police and Special Tactical Team members entered the platform and train at Prince Edward Station towards Central and used batons and pepper spray indiscriminately to attack passengers in the carriages. Information on the Internet alledged that several people were beaten to death by the police. Some people regard the incident as “the police version of the Yuen Long July 21 terrorist attack.”
Today is the first anniversary of the August 31 incident. Since noon, citizens have successively presented flowers and “3 bows” to mourn at the Prince Edward Station. However, the police and the MTR cleaners kept clearing the flowers, and some people were charged for “littering” flowers. David, a frequent “Lunch with You” protester, raised his hand signalling “5 Demands, Not One Less” at Prince Edward Station was cited for “causing a nuisance to passengers.”
Today is also the 6th anniversary of the “August 31 Resolution” of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress that banned true universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Leung Kwok-hung, Avery Ng, Wong Ho-ming and Chan Ho-won went to the Central Liaison Office to protest and demand that the CCP revoke the “August 31 Resolution” and abolish the Hong Kong version of National Security Law. All 4 were charged by the police for violating the social distancing order.
At 7:30 pm, dozens of people responded to the call of netizens to a “night memorial” outside the Planetarium for Police Commissioner P K Tang, expressing their strong dissatisfaction with Hong Kong police’s indiscriminate arrests, charges and brutality. The paper “Tombstone of P K Tang” was displayed on site, and signed “Disrespectful Hong Kongers”, burning joss, incense and other offerings.