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Police were seen pointing guns at protestors and firing shots into the air amid chaotic scenes in Mong Kok early Tuesday morning. A TVB video showed the moment police drew guns on protesters and fired two warning shots into the air on Argyle Street around 2am. An SCMP reporter on the scene also witnessed and heard two shots fired from a gun. A police source said: “Officers were under attack and a police officer fired two shots into the air.” The officer described the protesters as “rioters” and trouble makers.
Gunshots fired as violence flares between Hong Kong police and protestors defending Mong Kok hawkers on first day of Chinese New Year
There's currently protests turning into violence going off in Hong Kong right now, not sure what it's all about, one of the streamers says it started with police beating up people selling food on the street and the umbrella movement, but the protesters were going mental on the police, throwing bricks, starting fires, chasing the police down like animals beating the crap out of them. The police were so overwhelmed, even though in riot gear, they had to pretty much flee for their lives.
It's quietened down at the moment but it seems the protesters are gathering more bricks and regrouping in order to riot again with the police forces
A government crackdown on illegal street food vendors turned violent in Hong Kong in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as riot police clashed with protesters in the shopping district of Mong Kok.
The disorder erupted following government officials' attempts to evict street vendors who were selling fishballs and other local delicacies during the Lunar New Year holiday.