January 21 marks the half-year anniversary of Yuen Long 721 incident, where triad members indiscriminately attacked pro-democracy protesters and civilians at West Rail station and on the street.
A large group of civilians gathered in Yuen Long to commemorate the incident, while the mass deployment of the police force was seen at the scene, contrasting their absence on July 21.
Shops at Yoho Mall were closed early for the day, avoiding possible chaos.
Dressed up as Japanese anime character Kaonashi from Spirited Away, a protester wandered around in the quiet and deserted shopping mall on his own. This is a sharp contrast to the neighboring areas where civilians and riot police were standing-off.
Source : USP