1. A clash between protestors and their opponents occurred in Mongkok.
Today in Mongkok, a trade district of Hong Kong, a mass fight between prodemocratic Occupy Central activists and opposition groups occurred. According to the activists, their oppositioners deliberately started the fight, tried to dismantle the tents with food for the demonstrants, destroyed the established barricades, shouted and pushed each other. Several people were injured.
The reason for such vivid brawls is the reaction of opponents of Occupy Central to the results of the protests – they became sick of blocked streets and closed shops. "I do not support Occupy Central. We have to work and make money. Demonstrations are a silly game", – stated one of the Mongkok's inhabitants.
A lot of protestors think that their opponents act together and their actions are coordinated by China's and Hong Kong's governments. Besides, prodemocratic activists were outraged by the police's actions. They complained about the fact that police did nothing to resolve the conflict – only in some cases the policemen would convoy the participants of mass fights away but would not protect the demonstrators.
2. In another district, Causeway Bay, activists prevented their opponents from destroying the barricades.
Similar clashes happened in yet another district of Hong Kong – Causeway Bay.
However, the opposition's actions were stopped by the activists; the participants prevented them from destroying the barricades and started a fight.
Another conflict was prevented as well – people in masks acting against the protestors had to leave the square by police's orders.
3. The leaders of Hong Kong Students Federation and Occupy Central postponed the negotiations with the government due to the latest fights.
In the interview to BBC Occupy Central movement leader Benny Tai claimed that the negotiations with the government will not be held as the authorities showed inaction during the harsh clashes between the demonstrants and opposed foes of their movement and did not help the unarmed protestors as well.
"If the government couldn't intervene with the fights of the demonstrants and opposition and protect us, there's no use talking", – Benny Tai said.
Other leaders of the protest suspect that not only the authorities are involved in today's events. "The government ordered the triads to attack the participants of Occupy Central movement. By these actions it blocked the way to peaceful dialogue", – one of the leaders of Hong Kong Students Federation commented.