Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of unidentified people try to break down barricades; scuffles with protesters
The attackers, some wearing masks, scuffled with protesters who have occupied the streets for the past two weeks.
Some barricades were surrounded by taxi drivers who opposed the protests, which have seriously affected their business.
Police reportedly tried to protect protesters and barricades.
“The group of people who look like gangsters, they start running toward them [protesters], and then one of them hit an old man with something hard, hit his head, so he’s injured over there right now,” said 20-year-old student protester and witness Winnie Locke.
Some said it was Taxi and truck drivers, who opposed the protests which have seriously affected their business, surrounded some barricades as police stood between the opposing sides.
Students in admiralty are reinforcing barriers with heavier equipment: Chain link, metal structures, plastic barriers
A little later Students in admiralty were seen reinforcing barriers with heavier equipment: Chain link, metal structures, plastic barriers.
A number of the people present said this could be the police getting orders to remove the protesters, but without the Chinese government looking like they are the instigator’s.