Fireworks were shot from a moving vehicle at a crowd protesting outside the Tin Shui Wai police station on Tuesday night, leaving at least ten people injured.

Hundreds of protesters were outside the police station to support two young people taken by police from the Tin Sau rugby Pitch, after the pair tried to stop a man from taking photos of them and damaging the area’s “Lennon Wall” message board. The man claimed he was attacked and called the police.

The two were released on bail at around 2am, but the crowd remained.

At around 2:30am, a black car drove by and shot several fireworks at the crowd, who quickly escaped.

Several of the injured said their ears hurt. Some had burns on their arms.

“I am experiencing ringing in my ears,” one said.

Parts of a reporter’s vest were burned in the fracas.

The car was a Toyota bearing the licence plate LP3369. However, public records show that car registered with the plate should be a black Nissan, raising questions over whether the car was using a false plate.

The police gathered evidence on the scene, and protesters gradually left.

On Tuesday night, protesters also surrounded the Kwai Chung police station in support of 44  protesters who were charged with rioting earlier in the day.

A screening at Sai Wai Ho’s “Lennon Wall” of clips of marches, and clashes between police and protesters, also sparked a fight on Tuesday night. A clash broke out between the audience and a man who shouted at them. Two men were arrested.

Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.