- Masked Hong Kong Protesters SMASH UP Metro Station with Metal Bars and Hammers in Defiance of Emergency Order (VIDEO)
A mob of masked demonstrators vandalized a metro station in Hong Kong, as the city scrambles to restore order. Police deployed tear gas in an attempt to disperse the violent protesters.
Dramatic video published by Ruptly shows activists using metal bars and hammers to smash up ticket machines, turnstiles and other infrastructure inside the Sha Tin Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station on Sunday. Nearly all of the vandals wore masks, in defiance of an October 4 emergency order that bans all face coverings during public assemblies.
Bystanders can be seen hurrying out of the station as the mob descends upon the public transport hub. After the mob’s attempts at destroying the station’s interior, police are seen advancing on the protesters, firing tear gas in hopes of quelling the riot. One clip shows the protesters spraying fire extinguishers and water hoses in the station.