Conflicts at HKCTU Street Counters

On Labour Day (1 May), citizens rallied around and supported ‘Yellow Shops’ (pro-democracy shops). Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (“HKCTU”) also set up around 60 street counters. Riot police were stationed everywhere and stopped pedestrians regularly.

At around 4pm, the street counter run by Lee Cheuk-yan near Langham Place was harassed by pro-CCP supporters. Hundreds of riot police arrived and cordoned off the entire street including the HKCTU street counter.

Several riot police officers raised their pepper spray and threatened pedestrians and reporters, shouting ‘1! 2! 3! 4! 5!’ in reference to the prohibition of social gatherings, which bans the gathering of more than 4 people.

Some riot police pushed away reporters. The pro-CCP supporters left while escorted by the police.

Source: Apple Daily

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