Six thousand police officers were reported to have been deployed in Hong Kong on October 1, as authorities aimed to quell any protests on the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Authorities earlier warned against taking part in banned anti-government protests, as the city braced for a repeat of last year’s violent scenes. However, according to the South China Morning Post, protests this year were “muted and scattered”.
This footage shows police raising a banner in Causeway Bay on Thursday afternoon, warning protesters to disperse. There were reports of multiple arrests from reporters and witnesses at Causeway Bay, with video showing protesters being put on buses. Credit: @Daichi_Ishii via Storyful