Plainclothes Officers Pin Demonstrators to Ground Following Tiananmen Square Vigil

Plainclothes police officers detained protesters in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, on June 4 following a vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.

According to the police, they responded to “black-clad protesters” who blocked roads in the area.

The video shows a violent tussle between police officers and protesters on the street.

Earlier in the night, thousands of people defied a government ban on public gatherings to attend a vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Hong Kong Free Press reported.

A ban on public gatherings was initiated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the first time in 30 years the vigil was deemed illegal. Credit: SocRec via Storyful