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The Prince Edward station attack on 31 August 2019, also known as the 831 incident refers to an indiscriminate[1][2][3] attack towards passengers by the Hong Kong police after a protest at the night on 31 August 2019 for the ELAB Movement in the Prince Edward station, Mong Kok. The event was described as the police version of the 2019 Yuen Long attack and the police were criticized as acting like terrorists.[4][5] Rumours have been circulating that several protesters were beaten to death at the station, but the police rejected.[6] However, many people still keep mourning outside an exit of the station.

2019 Prince Edward station attack
Part of 2019 Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong police storm Prince Edward station and attack civilians on 31 August 2019.
Location Hong Kong Prince Edward station
Date31 August 2019 (Hong Kong Time UTC+8)
WeaponBatons, Pepper spray, rubber bullets,[citation needed] hammer, umbrellas, cymbals, fire extinguishers
Passengers scared for their lives as police enter the train.

ReactionsEdit

Amnesty International Hong Kong called for an investigation into the police conduct after the Special Tactical Squad stormed the Prince Edward station and beat and pepper-sprayed the commuters inside.[7] Protesters besieged the Mong Kok police station to condemn the police brutality on 31 August and to demand the MTR Corporation to release the CCTV footage of that night.[8]

ReferencesEdit

 
Citizens cried after being attacked by the police.
  1. ^ "【民報】香港831汽油彈、水炮車徹夜激戰 警無差別打人稱「適當武力」". peoplenews.tw (in Chinese). 1 September 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ "【香港831遊行】港警胡椒噴霧、持警棍無差別攻擊 太子站乘客頭破血流". 鏡週刊 Mirror Media (in Chinese). 1 September 2019. Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ "【831 ‧ 不斷更新】港九多個港鐵站關閉 警衝入太子站無差別打人 | 立場報道 | 立場新聞". Stand News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "【逆權運動】721=831 速龍太子站闖月台車廂亂棍毆乘客 無辜市民被襲後相擁痛哭". Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ "【專訪】目睹 8.31 太子站市民被毆 中年廚師:警察比 7.21 白衣人更恐怖 | 立場報道 | 立場新聞". Stand News (in Chinese). Hong Kong. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ The Standard. 10 September 2019 http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=134365&sid=4. Retrieved 10 September 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Hong Kong: Rampaging police must be investigated". Amnesty International. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019. In response to the latest clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday night – including one incident where police stormed the platform of Prince Edward metro station and beat people on a train – Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: "Violence directed at police on Saturday is no excuse for officers to go on the rampage elsewhere. The horrifying scenes at Prince Edward metro station, which saw terrified bystanders caught up in the melee, fell far short of international policing standards.
  8. ^ "Hong Kong police pepper spray angry crowd as lawyers condemn 'abuse of power'". South China Morning Post. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.