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Hundreds gather at Yuen Long mall to mark attacks

2019-09-21 HKT 20:06
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Hundreds of people have gathered in Yoho Mall at Yuen Long to join a sit-in to mark an attack by a group of men in white clothes two months ago.

The venue of the planned sit-in was the MTR station where the attack took place, but the rail operator had shut the facility by 3pm.

Most of the people who arrived to join the sit-in were dressed in black and wore masks. They also chanted slogans like “fight for freedoms, stand with Hong Kong! and five demands, not one less“.

At one point, the crowd also started singing Glory to Hong Kong, the song which has become the anthem of anti-extradition bill protesters.

The attack by the mob on July 21 was aimed at people wearing black, who they suspected were returning after a anti-government rally held on the Hong Kong island side.

The brazen attack left 45 people in hospital and police were criticised for not turning up for almost 40 minutes despite several calls for help.

A 23-year-old engineer, who’s also a Yuen Long resident, told RTHK he's disappointed that no police officer had been held accountable for the force's poor handing of the incident. He said an independent inquiry should be set up to investigate what exactly happened.

"I feel unsafe living in Yuen Long because when we go out, we don't know if the place is safe or if the government or the police can protect the place". he said.