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MTR to close Yuen Long MTR station as a precaution

2020-02-20 HKT 21:28
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  • Yuen Long residents accuse police of colluding with triad members in an attack on passengers at Yuen Long. Police deny the accusation. File photo: RTHK
    Yuen Long residents accuse police of colluding with triad members in an attack on passengers at Yuen Long. Police deny the accusation. File photo: RTHK
The MTR Corporation said it would close Yuen Long Station on the West Rail Line from 5pm on Friday to "ensure the safety of its passengers and staff."

Friday marks seven months since a gang of men, dressed in white, attacked MTR passengers inside the train and chased some into the mall and beat them with sticks and rods.

Forty five people were hospitalised after the attack and residents accused police of facilitating the attack and deliberately ignoring thousands of phone calls for help.

Protesters have been organizing assemblies every month in the area since the attack. Residents accuse police of deliberately ignoring thousands of phone calls for help.

The police took 39 minutes to respond to calls for help that night, prompting accusations that they colluded triad members. Police have repeatedly denied the accusation.