Riot police threatened citizens with pepper sprays and guns in New Town Plaza shopping mall
An army of Police Tactical Unit (PTU) officers stormed into New Town Plaza in Shatin. They released pepper spray in the mall and aimed their guns at civilians on upper floors. Nearly a hundred people continued to gather in the atrium of New Town Plaza, chanting slogans from time to time.
At around 4:20pm, dozens of PTU officers armed with batons and pepper spray stormed into the mall, subduing at least two people, including a woman. There were lots of people strolling around inside at the time. Elderly people were in shock, and children were crying. A man ran away from the scene carrying his kid in his arms.