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Police arrested five men for allegedly behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place after a confrontation between two groups of people and police officers in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday.

At 7am, when officers from the anti-triad squads of Yau Tsim Police Station were patrolling on Hillwood Road, they found around 15-20 people from two different triad organizations gathered on the street and arguing after leaving nearby entertainment premises, Oriental Daily reported.

Officers approached the men, who were apparently drunk, and asked them to leave the scene. The men did not do as requested.

video clip uploaded to Facebook showed some men shouting and swearing at the police officers. The incident escalated as the alleged triad members and police officers began to jostle one another, news website HK01.com reported.

Police reinforcements with batons and shields were called in and the gang was later dispersed. No one was hurt, and at the time, no arrests were made.

At 9pm in the evening of the same day, police operations in Sau Mau Ping and Tai Po led to the arrests of five men aged between 22 and 41 who were allegedly involved in the morning confrontation. Police say that they are continuing to track down other members of the group and more arrests are possible.

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