- Groups that participated in the protest included the Monitoring Group, the Federation of UK Fujian Chinese and the London Chinatown Chinese Association.
- The protesters blamed London politicians’ alleged use of anti-China rhetoric for the increase in violent attacks toward members of the Chinese community.
- According to the event organizers, they were conducting a peaceful anti-racism gathering when the Hong Kong group started to verbally attack them, chanting phrases such as “Shame on you.”
- According to the Hong Kong group, they support the call to end anti-Asian hate but also want discrimination to stop in China.
- The group’s chants included a call to stop the alleged genocide of the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region. A Hong Kong independence flag was also reportedly waved.
- Hong Kong activist Simon Cheng Man-kit singled out the Federation of UK Fujian Chinese and London China Town Association for publishing newspaper ads that support the Bejing initiative that would keep people deemed “unpatriotic to China” from positions of political power.
- Advocate Nathan Law similarly pointed out that some of the organizers supported the National Security Law in Hong Kong.
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- London police stopped the scuffle two minutes after it started and arrested one Chinese protester.
- The authorities are urging witnesses to file reports that might help them identify those involved in the physical altercation.