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Protesters battle stick-wielding attackers

2019-08-05 HKT 22:30
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  • A gang of men in the area shortly before the attack. Photo: Cheung Ho-yin
    A gang of men in the area shortly before the attack. Photo: Cheung Ho-yin
Fighting broke out between protesters and a gang of men armed with sticks in North Point on Monday night.

Anti-government protesters had moved into the area and started dismantling railings and water barriers.

Around 8 o'clock, a group of men - many of them wearing white T-shirts - rushed towards the protesters on King's Road, near Ming Yuen Western Street.

A pitched battle followed, with the black-clad demonstrators hurling anything they could find at the assailants.

The attackers eventually fled into a nearby building, which was then besieged by the protesters.