A taxi driver was beaten up by pro-democracy protesters in Sham Shui Po after he was suspected to have rammed his vehicle into a crowd, injuring at least one.
At around 5pm on Sunday, a taxi was seen driving onto the pedestrian walkway outside the Cheung Sha Wan government offices, according to videos circulating online. Local media reported that the vehicle smashed a storefront and injured at least one woman.
Large crowds surrounded and hit the taxi driver. Details remain unclear, but he was seen bleeding profusely from his head.
Other protesters then shielded the driver and stopped the beating. Firefighters provided first-aid to the driver and the woman, and the man was later taken away in an ambulance.
The taxi was later found to have been wrecked, with its windows broken, license plate spray-painted and objects in the car scattered on the ground.
The driver wanted to kill ! Some protestors punished him but finally he was protected by a grp of protestors to leave. pic.twitter.com/6e78oNz60w
— ʙʟɪɴɢ (@blunghk) October 6, 2019
Hundreds advanced on the Cheung Sha Wan government offices shortly after 4pm, chanting slogans such as “disband the police force now.” A fire was also reported at an exit of the Cheung Sha Wan MTR station on Sunday evening.
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