Footage shows what happened in Hong Kong riots

Riots broke out in Mong Kok, one of the busiest shopping areas in Hong Kong, during the Chinese Spring Festival after a crackdown on illegal street vendors on the night of Feb. 8.

The vendors refused to leave, which resulted in hundreds of rioters getting involved and attacking police officers.

During the riots, there were around 700 people who had gathered in 15 locations at the peak hour, throwing bricks and tiles at police officers and starting fires, according to the Hong Kong police.

As of this Monday, there have been 68 people arrested on suspicion of being involved in the rioting, and 41 of them have been charged with rioting or taking part in an unlawful assembly, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

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