Hong Kong police target commuters with batons

03-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Local television footage showed police using batons and pepper spray at the Prince Edward MTR station before making arrests. Some suspects were seen being beaten as they cowered on the floor.

Hong Kong’s MTR network has been the source of numerous controversies since the night of July 21, when more than 100 white-shirted men stormed Yuen Long station hours after protesters had marched through central Hong Kong and defaced China’s Liaison Office.

Chinese state media has also alleged that the MTR corporation facilitates protesters by providing convenient transportation before and after violent clashes with the police.

Police said they arrested 40 people inside the metro station on suspicion of obstructing officers, unlawful assembly and criminal damage. Three stations stayed shut on Sunday (September 1).



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