Overnight Hong Kong police confirmed that a total of 19 arrests had been made in connection to the attacks on protesters around Mongkok with a number of suspects having connections to triad groups. Responding to criticism of the slow police response, the police blamed the protesters barricades as a major obstruction for reinforcements to enter the area. As a result of the attacks on protesters as well as claiming that it took over an hour to travel by MTR from Admiralty to Mongkok. The Hong Kong Federation of Students announced that planned talks with Carrie Lam and the government would be postponed until the police took serious action to protect protesters. The government and police have also been accused of largely ignoring the unrest with Amnesty International releasing a statement claiming the women and children had been subjected to sexual harassment in the anti-Occupy demonstration. Reports of journalists being attacked also spread throughout the night from Mongkok. By morning, most of the Occupy protest tents had been rebuilt after being torn down by anti-Occupy protesters.
Throughout the morning, there have been clashes between Occupy protesters "yellow ribbons" and anti-Occupy groups "blue ribbons" with police being accused of inaction. Small rallies have taken place outside several police stations in Hong Kong by both Occupy and anti-Occupy groups. Supporters of the Occupy protesters have called on the police to do more to protect the protesters whilst anti-Occupy groups have tried to show their support for the police by delivering goods through protest areas. Police chiefs insist that the police have acted impartially and that the use of tear gas would be dangerous in such as densely populated area such as Mongkok. There are also allegations that the police have often quickly released suspects without questioning after handcuffing the perpetrators.
Some anti-Occupy groups have called on police to reopen the streets and questioned the democratic nature of the Occupy movement. The situation in some part so the protest area have been described as violate but a number of defiant protesters remain to guard the barricades. Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying released a statement in the evening saying that affected government staff and students will return to work and school on Monday as well as that roads will be reopened. Tension between Occupy and anti-Occupy groups continue into the night through street debates and minor scuffles on the streets as police try to move people on from overcrowded areas.
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