Hong Kong, Sep 3: Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets on Monday morning rush hour, blocking doorways to trains and stopping people from closing doors, kicking-off another day of possible turmoil after a weekend of brutality and violence following three months of demonstration against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspects in the city to be sent to mainland China for court prosecution.
Hong Kong is in the midst of an unrivaled turmoil as a largely “leaderless” anti-government movement that has drawn hundread of thousands of people on the territory’s streets to protest against the controversial extradition bill, according to Dawn.
In the latest demonstration, dissents dressed in their signature black standing in front of doorways to the trains, stopping people from closing it on Monday morning that claimed major delays on the train network service.
The dissents have also called for a general strike on Monday, while school and university students are due to join a pro-democracy rally in the afternoon.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday to protest against supposed sexual abuse by the city’s police during the past months of rallies.
Joshua Wong, prominent pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, was arrested by the police, as per the statement issued by his co-founded political party. According to BBC news reports, The Demosisto party has said the police “forcefully pushed” Wong “into a private minivan on the street” while he was walking straight to a railway station at around 7:30 local time on Thursday (23:30 GMT).
Independence campaigner Andy Chan said police arrested him on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and rioting, as per the local outlet HKFP.
On Wednesday, police said they had detained at least 900 individuals yet since the pro-democracy protest kicked off in early June.
Hong Kong travelers on Monday met with riot police at the subway stations in much-tensed scenario following a weekend of mass protests, intensifying their battle for democracy in the territory, ruled by China, which has been facing its biggest political turmoil in decades.
On Sunday, thousands of protesters barred public transport and roads linking to Hong Kong airport in a bid to gain global attention to their repeated attempts to force China to provide greater autonomy to the city, previously under British ruling, which returned to the Chinese rule in 1997.