Protest arising from the amendment of the extradition bill in Hong Kong has continued for six months since June 2019. On August 31, 2019, with protests taking place in different parts of Hong Kong, police entered Prince Edward MTR Station at night to hunt down protesters and attacked passengers on platforms and train cars.

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This is an emergency.
The station is closing because of a serious incident.
Exit immediately. All ticket gates are open.
Do not use tickets or Octopus cards

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It's none of your business.
No one bother to hear you!
How inhumane are you?
What if they were your family, officers?
I am asking you for help on behalf of the
injured inside. I beg you, officers!
Do you have a soul? We just wanna save the guys, officers!
You disappoint us, officers! We just wanna save the guys!
Officers, please! I give up all my gear to you! Lemme go help the guys!!
You may hit me, shoot me or catch me after
I've saved them all. Just lemme help them!
Nothing is happening.
We're just clearing the platforms.
There's nobody here. Nobody.

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Prince Edward Station
Exit E
Yau Ma Tei Station
Exit A2
Prince Edward Station
Concourse
Yau Ma Tei Station
Concourse
Specially Corresponding Train
Yau Ma Tei Station
Platform 1 & 2
港鐵太子站
3、4號月台
Nearly a hundred of Raptors and
riot police entered the platforms
of Prince Edward Station
Come out!
Get Out!
I did nothing!
Don't shoot! Run!
Don't shoot! We're all civilians.
Some protesters in black and wearing gas masks
argued with some senior citizens inside the train car,
followed by a fight between them. Protesters threw
hard objects, umbrellas and water bottles at people
inside the car; some even sprayed with fire extinguishers,
blocking the view inside the car. We immediately sent
officers to the station to stop the violence from worsening
and make arrests.
They (protesters) attacked the police
officers with long poles and umbrellas, and
we used appropriate force to restrain them.
We're professional enough to
tell who is a violent protester and
who is a civilian.

Terror Attack Timeline

1035pm

The demonstration application from the Civil Human Rights Front was rejected by the police, but many people still took to the street on their own initiative. In the evening, water cannon trucks were deployed; protesters retreated from Admiralty to Causeway Bay and Tin Hau, and some gathered outside the Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station and were again dispersed by tear gas. A group gathered outside the Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station, and was then dispersed by tear gas. Some protesters from Causeway Bay turned to Nathan Road in Mong Kok and set up roadblocks. Soon, dozens of protesters swarmed to trains bound for Prince Edward.

1040pm

1

Rows between protesters and some disgruntled middle-aged passengers in a train car bound for Tiu Keng Ling on Platform 3 of the Kwun Tong Line.

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3

Protesters claimed that those passengers on the Kwun Tong Line (Platform 3) attacked the reporters, attempting to kick them. The two parties exchanged insults through the open train doors, and threw water bottles and umbrellas at each other.

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2

A middle-aged passenger took out a metal hammer and waved it around. Protesters responded by spraying with fire extinguishers inside the train car, causing white smoke to fill there.

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4

A woman on the platform allegedly used her smart phone to take pictures of the protesters’ faces, and the protesters tried to grab her phone. Collision between them caused the glass of a platform screen door to crack.

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1050pm

Later on, someone called the police. According to TVB News, a large number of protesters in black got changed on the platform that night.

Nearly a hundred of Raptors and riot police stormed into the Central-bound Platform 4 and train cars, wielding batons and indiscriminately beating passengers and suspected protesters, many of who did not wear face mask or protective gear. At least two persons had their heads bleeding from baton blows. The cops wildly pepper-sprayed the passengers and made arrests.

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11pm

1

At Prince Edward Station, volunteer paramedics found three injured persons bleeding from a three- to five-centimeter wound on the back of their heads; one was unconscious due to excessive bleeding. The paramedics also witnessed that the Raptors and riot police wielded batons and made arrests at the platform.

3

Firefighters arrived at Prince Edward Station. They saw the injured and gave them initial treatment.

5

MTR announced the suspension of train service on the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan Lines. The first ambulance arrived at Prince Edward Station, but the ambulance crews were unable to enter because the gates were closed.

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7

FSD ambulance crews entered Prince Edward Station. Initially, ten injured were identified, and the number was later altered to seven.

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Ambulances arrived at Yau Ma Tei Station.

2

The train doors were closed. FSD received further reports of injuries in Prince Edward Station.

4

Riot police went down to the platforms to have them cleared. Later on, the station was closed, and reporters and paramedics were evicted, long after the trains had left. FSD received a call for ambulance service at Yau Ma Tei Station.

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The gates at Yau Ma Tei MTR Station were closed. The paramedics were refused entry, and cried bitterly. Later on, paramedics from St. John Ambulance arrived at the scene, and were also refused entry. Paramedics there said they once entered the station and knew there were four injured persons, but they were soon driven away by the riot police.

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8

There were three other paramedics in the station. They were forced to ‘face the wall’ and stand in silence.

1am

A special train carried the injured, ambulance crews and police officers to Lai Chi Kok Station.

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Seven injured were taken to Caritas Medical Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital from Lai Chi Kok Station.

315am

Police entered Prince Edward Station not to beat the passengers, but to use appropriate force to subdue the protesters, said Yu Hoi-kwan. She said that on the night of August 31, police received requests for help from the MTR, 999 reports and relevant intelligence. She claimed that when police officers enforced laws in Mong Kok and Prince Edward Stations, they were 'professional enough to tell who is a violent protester and who is a civilian'. Reporters then questioned the ability of police officers to accurately identify the protesters, and she admitted that 'in such chaos it was really difficult to identify' real protesters. Yu said that 'strategy' was not a right word to describe police's entering an MTR station to make arrests; police would do so to enforce the law whenever necessary.

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6pm

Windy Tsui did not comment directly on whether police had arrested the man in blue who allegedly beat passengers with a hammer in the train car. She said that police operation was still underway, and she declined to rule out more arrests. For non-protesters who were attacked by Raptors with batons, Tsui said that situation was chaotic and the police officers were using minimum force to stop the violence; she also said that some protesters had changed into civilian clothes. As to what minimum force was, and why reporters were refused entry into Prince Edward Station, she asked the reporters to put their questions at the regular police press conference today.

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Protest arising from the amendment of the extradition bill in Hong Kong has continued for six months since June 2019. On August 31, 2019, with protests taking place in different parts of Hong Kong, police entered Prince Edward MTR Station at night to hunt down protesters and attacked passengers on platforms and train cars.

1035pm

1040pm

1050pm

11pm

1am

315am

6pm

Police

Police claimed Raptors entered
Prince Edward Station

because there were disputes

to prevent further violence

and to make arrests

According to witnesses

They first ran to

Central-bound
Tsuen Wan Line Platform

Instead of the head
of the opposite
Kwun Tong Line Platform
where conflicts took place

At least twice cops denied
any injuries of and refused
paramedics' entry into
Prince Edward Station

Police admitted that at 0015 a.m.
A police officer said there were
no injuries in the station.
However, after he found out
what’s going on, ambulance crew
was allowed entry. Police defended
they did not see any reasons for
the officersDeliberately or maliciously
obstructing rescue work

Victims

Hospitals received

7

injured

from the attack

Caritas Medical Centre

Princess Margaret Hospital

Kwong Wah Hospital
received three more injured
who called for ambulance
service at Yau Ma Tei Station.
Click here for reference.

3

1

Princess Margaret Hospital

2

1

Caritas Medical Centre

22

1

需留院

15

1

穩定

Male

Female

3

Severe

2

Moderate

2

Minor

One man got
fourteen stitches
on his head after hit by
Raptors

Medical examination turned out that
the man had hematoma on his left shoulder,
a palm-sized bruise on his left thigh and
bruises on his left knee and left calf;
three wounds on his head, two 3 cm and
one 5 cm long, required fourteen stitches.
He stayed at Kwong Wah Hospital for nine days.

A man was restrained
by police officers.
He seemed unconscious
and there was no clue
as to his whereabouts.

Firemen &
Paramedics

Gates closed at Prince Edward Station

Around Prince Edward Station not safe, according to police assessment

A special train sent the injured to Lai Chi Kok Station

Fire
Department

11:05pm

Received
Call

Ambulance

11:17PM

Arrival at the scene

Paramedics

11:30pm

Enters MTR Station

Ambulance standby at Lai Chi Kok Station

01:42AM

Sent the injured to hospital

It took more than 2.5 hours to send the injured to hospital after FSD received call.

Firemen & Paramedics

According to FSD’s incident log

There were 10 injured, 6 red, 2 yellow and 2 green

A total of seven ambulances were needed

Kwong Wah
Hospital

Queen Elizabeth
Hospital

Caritas Medical
Centre

Princess Margaret
Hospital

2 red injuries

2 red injuries

1 red injury

1 red injury

1 yellow injury

1 yellow injury

1 green injury

1 green injury

The incident log looked very unusual,
with discrepancy compared with
usual practice. The date of data input
was altered on September 3, with
three red injured disappearing from
the log. The log alterations have nothing
to do with the no.2 alarm fire at
Prince Edward Station that night;
they all deal with the injured.

Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu

12:15AM, September 1

Police officers refused
to let the ambulancemen
in and gave no explanation.

12:36AM - 01:02AM, September 1

The incident log was blank,
i.e., no reporting and follow-up at
both the site and control center.

The 26-minute gap
does not make sense

Click here for reference.

Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu states:

I don't intend to draw
any conclusions, only that
there is now more
evidence to support
suspicions about the incident.

Civilians

Prince Edward Station
remained closed on September 1,
the day after the incident.
Rumors on the web say that
someone was beaten to death
at Prince Edward Station.

Members of the public
lay flowers outside
the closed gates at
Prince Edward Station.

After the reopening of
Prince Edward Station,
public asked the MTR
to release the CCTV footages
of 8.31. Some people
kneeled on the floor or
sat in protest.

Later on, there were occasional
but unusual cases of jumping
from building and floating corpse,
arousing doubts among the public
that such deaths were related
to police brutality.

After strike rallies on September 3,
some protesters went on a
‘flash strike’ in Mong Kok.
At the same time, members of the
public kept on laying flowers at
Prince Edward Station. At night,
police officers chased and
restrained a man inside
Prince Edward Station. He was
suspected to have lost
consciousness, but the police officers
there repeatedly moved and dragged
the arrested man, and refused
treatment to him by the paramedics.

Investigative documentaries

《視點31》【831浩劫】

《視點31》【8.31疑雲,多角度追尋】

鏗鏘集:濫暴?

A mom escaped with her 3 months old baby in arms: 31 Aug is worse than 21 Jul

警方表示,剛過去的831,香港經歷了一場浩劫。的確,示威者武力升級,擲汽油彈,警方出動水炮車,之後防暴警察與「速龍」走進太子站使用武力拘捕示威者,太子站封站超過二十四小時,多條地鐵線停止運作,香港人驚心動魄。

「831太子站」事件發生超過半個月,警方、消防、救護、港鐵都先後向公眾解說,但爭議並未平息,網上仍然流傳各種傳言,甚至到兩個星期後的今日,站外仍然放滿白花。今次事件,曾經出現傷者數目前後不一,要歷時超過兩個半鐘才可以將傷者送院。究竟當晚種種安排是否合理?各個不同單位,在831當晚是否做到本來應該做的事?

警方表示,剛過去的831,香港經歷了一場浩劫。的確,示威者武力升級,擲汽油彈,警方出動水炮車,之後防暴警察與「速龍」走進太子站使用武力拘捕示威者,太子站封站超過二十四小時,多條地鐵線停止運作,香港人驚心動魄。

On 31 Aug night, the riot police and the Raptors (Special Tactical Squad) went into the Prince Edward MTR station. It was recorded that they used batons and pepper sprays against citizens on a train heading for Tiu Keng Leng on the Kwun Tong line.

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