Thousands of Hong Kong residents rallied in the streets on Saturday morning to show support for the police forces as the city was gripped by escalating violence during the week.
Gathered in front of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Headquarters, residents chanted, waved the SAR and the China's national flags, and held posters saying "We Support HK Police."
The crowd included both young and elderly participants. They said they hope HKSAR government can devise effective policies to curb violence and chaos and restore peace and order in Hong Kong as soon as possible.
Saturday's rally comes after more chaos erupted during the week, leading to the suspension of all school classes until Sunday; transportation has been heavily disrupted. And in a confrontation between protesters and local residents, a 70-year-old man was hit in the head by a brick hurled from among some black-clad rioters. The elderly died later from the injury.