2019.08.09 Police-mocking Celebration of Hungry Ghost Festival by Burning Paper Effigies (Wong Tai Sin)

Riot police in Wong Tai Sin used suppressive force to disperse a crowd burning paper effigies for the Hungry Ghost Festival. Some were struck in the head by police batons.

Five were arrested.

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A paper-burning protest was held in Wong Tai Sin and Sha Tin, in line with traditional Chinese customs during the Ghost Festival. Protesters burnt joss paper and threw hell money and attempted to light a bundle of incense sticks using laser pointers. They also threw hell money with Carrie Lam’s face and a paper doll representing Junius Ho into a burning bin. 5 people were arrested by the police in Wong Tai Sin.

Another paper-burning protest was held in Sham Shui Po. Similarly, protesters burnt joss papers and images showing the faces of Carrie Lam and Police Commissioner Stephen Lo outside the Sham Shui Po police station. The protest was largely peaceful. The police then dispersed the protesters by shooting tear gas inside the police building complex and deploying riot police.

Another similar protest was held in Tin Shui Wai, in which riot police arrested 5 protesters.

( Source: Wiki )