Two undercover police officers were apprehended by other officers at a protest on Thursday. The pair were released after they revealed their true identities.
Protesters roamed the Tai Po Mega Mall during the afternoon, chanting slogans such as “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times,” “disband the police force now,” and “see you at Victoria Park on January 1” referring to next week’s annual new year pro-democracy march.
Riot police then arrived to apprehend the protesters. However, one undercover officer wearing a blue shirt and a black backpack was pushed against a wall by a fellow, masked undercover officer and riot police. Meanwhile, a second undercover officer wearing a black cloth to cover his face was also tackled by riot police.
Someone on the scene shouted: “Hey, fuck you, we are on the same team!” before the two undercover officers were released.