Angry pro-Beijing people swear at a British. Photo: Asia Times
Angry pro-Beijing people swear at a British. Photo: Asia Times

About 30 members of a pro-Beijing group were seen shouting at several pro-democracy westerners near the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday evening, just before the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover.

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Hong Kong National Party, a pro-independence group, had called for a rally, namely “20 Years of Chinese Occupation”, near the Clock Tower at the Star Ferry Pier at 8:30pm. However, they were forced to cancel it at 8pm due to police intervention.

At around 8pm, several westerners, including one British, appeared at the Five Flagpoles near the Star Ferry Pier. A group of pro-Beijing people swore at them for more than 20 minutes.

At 8:17pm, a Hong Kong man called the police, who arrived at 8:27pm. No one was arrested.

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