Riot Police shot the tear gas in front of another team
In the early morning of the New year’s day, police has swept aside Soy Street in Mong Kok and carried out dispersal operation. In the operation, a riot police team shot the tear gas in front of another team opposite them during moving forward the direction of Sai Yeung Choi Street. The riot police were forced to smell the tear gas without any protection. They even needed to stop pushing the line and wore the gas mask immediately.
Simultaneously, when the same team of riot police was heading to Sai Yeung Choi Street for support, they were attacked wrongly with pepper spray by other police who were dispersing the press. The pepper spray remains on the helmet and mask of some of the attacked riot police.