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Riot Shields: Police and Protesters

riot shields: Police with riot shields faced off at the station entrance against a group of remaining protesters, who sprayed a firehose and spread soap on the floor to slow a police approach, while piling up trash bins, a wheelchair and umbrellas in a makeshift blockade, according to CTV. They also discharged fire extinguishers, creating a cloud obscuring visibility. Near the end of the event, the police began what they called a dispersal operation, using minimum force after some protesters blocked roads and flashed laser pointers at officers. The station's entrance shutters were lowered, barricading the protesters inside. The black-clad protesters flooded earlier into Yuen Long station to commemorate the July 21 rampage by a group of men suspected of organized crime links, in what was a shocking escalation of the city's summer of protest. The confrontation ended without further incident, as police retreated and protesters left on trains. ( As reported in the news.