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19 sent to hospital on night of clashes

2019-09-08 HKT 11:41
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  • Police used pepper spray as they clashed with protesters at Sha Tin MTR Station. Photo: RTHK
    Police used pepper spray as they clashed with protesters at Sha Tin MTR Station. Photo: RTHK
Two people remained in a serious condition on Sunday morning after 19 were admitted to hospital following clashes between police and anti-extradition protesters on Saturday night.

While a plan to cause disruption to transport links to the airport did not materialise, anti-extradition activists again gathered at Prince Edward MTR Station, scene of a raid by riot police a week earlier, and blocked roads near Mong Kok police station.

Riot police charged down Nathan Road to disperse the protesters, and they were also in action at Tai Po Market and Sha Tin MTR stations later in the evening. There was also a stand-off between police and residents at the Tseung Kwan O MTR Station.

The two men who were in serious condition were being treated Kwong Wah Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital on Sunday. A further 12 men and one woman were being treated at various different hospitals. The other four injured people were sent home after receiving treatment.

Protests have continued this weeked despite Chief Executive Carrie Lam's decision to fully withdraw her suspended extradition bill. Protesters say they will not stop their actions until all five of their demands are met, including an inquiry into the policing of recent protests and elections by universal suffrage.