A video showing Hong Kong protesters being loaded onto a train has been causing major concerns as many believe they are reportedly being sent to China.
Arrested protesters are getting transported out on a train. Unknown at this time where they will be sent. Residents and press are heard asking for their names
— woppa 🎗😷 (@Woppa1Woppa) November 18, 2019
The video, posted by Twitter user @Woppa1Woppa on Monday, shows the handcuffed protesters being forced onto a train. Internet users expressed their concerns as it was unknown where the protesters were being sent, according to Taiwan News.
The destination is the primary concern
— Jack Stanley (@jackstanley11) November 18, 2019
Very worry they will be sent to China
— Meow Reveal 喵路 (@MeowReveal) November 18, 2019
— Michelle❤️HK😷 (@Michell37110086) November 18, 2019
Several users who replied to the tweet identified the train as allegedly belonging to the East Rail Line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system.
This is east rail line and the last stations are Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau……
— shapponeko😷 (@shapponeko) November 18, 2019
The destination of the detained people in the video remains unknown, but some users have claimed that the last two stations of the line are Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau; both stops are border checkpoints to China.
Another user said there were no Hong Kong police stations located in any of the stops along the train’s route.
Facebook group Clear Voices from the Island posted several pictures on Monday.
The author of the post also stated that there was a high-resolution photo of a train coming from Hung Hom Station taken at 12:01 p.m. and it showed people in handcuffs, as translated by Taiwan News.
The author noted the time 12:23 p.m. and wrote, “Mong Kok East Station.” The post said that the two vans in the “upper left [of photo]” seen at 12:28 have the license plate numbers VF7046 and AM2837.
The person who shared the post requested anyone who can identify the people in the photos to contact the administrator of the page.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong police have yet to release any official statements regarding the destination of the detainees in the videos and photos.
Feature Image via @clearvoicesfromtheisland