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'Black-shirt protesters chased by man with knife'

2019-09-01 HKT 21:40
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  • A video widely shared online showed a man carrying what appears to be a knife chasing after black-shirt protesters. Photo supplied to RTHK
    A video widely shared online showed a man carrying what appears to be a knife chasing after black-shirt protesters. Photo supplied to RTHK
  • An object that looks like a knife cover was found inside Tung Chung’s Yat Tung Estate bus terminus. Photo: RTHK.
    An object that looks like a knife cover was found inside Tung Chung’s Yat Tung Estate bus terminus. Photo: RTHK.
Footage of a man in a white shirt, apparently carrying a knife, trying to chase down a group of black-shirt protesters in Tung Chung was widely shared online on Sunday, after protesters largely succeeded in disrupting traffic to and from the airport, blocking roads and attacking MTR stations on the Tung Chung line.

Their actions forced the railway to suspend services on the Tung Chung, Airport Express, and Disneyland Resort lines, while many bus routes were also scrapped.

In the video, a man was seen running after around 10 protesters clad in black near the bus terminus at Yat Tung Estate.

The protesters quickly ran away, and the man – who looked to be carrying what appeared to be an approximately 20-cm blade – stopped after running a short distance. Another man also in a white shirt was filmed running in the same direction a distance behind.

No one was hurt in the incident.

A witness said the protesters had been discussing how to leave the area at that time before police could corner them.

The witness added that two or three men, all dressed in white, had screamed at the protesters before running towards them.

Curious residents in the area later found what appeared to be a knife sheath at the bus terminus.

Police say they haven’t received any report about the incident.

Anti-government demonstrators have been very wary of people wearing white shirts following a seemingly indiscriminate attack by a mob wearing such attire on demonstrators and commuters at the Yuen Long MTR station in July.