A group of Hong Kong residents gathered at the Yuen Long Police Station on Thursday, voicing their support for the embattled Hong Kong police force who have been plagued by months of violent unrest.
The rally started at about 10:00 a.m. local time, and residents waved China's national flags and held placards that read "Support the police, safeguard Hong Kong" and "Police, keep it up! You have 1.4 billion supporters behind your back."
The participants also sent gifts and flowers to the police, conveying their blessings.
For the past months, the Asian financial hub has been rife with violence as radical protesters resorted to using more deadly weapons — hurling knives, bricks, hammers, metal poles, petrol bombs and firing slingshots at police.
Protesters' illegal and violent acts showed no sign of abating as they continued to attack police, smash shops, beat up passersby and paralyze transport, even after the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government formally announced the withdrawal of the fugitive bill.