Clashes ensued in Admiralty when opponents of the pro-democracy movement, some wearing surgical masks, rushed barricades set up by protestors.
Earlier today, police moved in to take away some of the barriers to reduce congestion, but said they hadn’t planned on clearing the site completely, according to the BBC.
Hours later, several anti-protest groups infiltrated demonstrators’ camps, including a number of taxi drivers who voiced frustration over traffic disruptions caused by the past two weeks of sit-ins.
Members of anti-protest groups were yelling at demonstrators to leave, while others were seen holding signs that read: “We can’t take it any more.”
Earlier today, police approached a man who was seen cutting yellow ribbons with a knife on Garden Road.
In the past hour, pro-democracy protestors have been photographed setting up new barricades.
Here’s some recent tweets from the scene:
Students in admiralty are reinforcing barriers with heavier equipment: Chain link, metal structures, plastic barriers pic.twitter.com/CoOJ7JTJZw
— Ed Flanagan (@edmundflanagan) October 13, 2014
— 流雲 (@liuyun1989) October 13, 2014
Barrier being reinforced on queensway with bits from admiralty pic.twitter.com/QfJSEX28vd
— isabella steger (@stegersaurus) October 13, 2014
— Samson Luk (@samsonluk) October 13, 2014
— SCMP News (@SCMP_News) October 13, 2014
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) October 13, 2014
— HongKongReport (@hkreport2014) October 13, 2014
Digging in. Recycling bins are being used to fortify a barricade along Queensway. pic.twitter.com/ha7oK8M004
— enda curran (@endacurran) October 13, 2014
— Eva Tam (@evatam) October 13, 2014
— Benjamin Haas 本雅明 (@haasbenjamin) October 13, 2014
— Rishi Iyengar (@iyengarrishi) October 13, 2014
— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) October 13, 2014
— Helen Regan (@hcregan) October 13, 2014