The temperature in Hong Kong on Tuesday, 1 October was very high, at 34 degrees Celsius not only owing to the humidity, but also the turbulence gripping the city. Protesters in black clothes, face masks, elbow, knee and should pads, armed with hammers, bats, rods and Molotov cocktails, or petrol bombs turned the city into a hellish inferno.
Protesters assembled in 6 groups spread across Hong Kong. From 11 AM, many activists gathered at one of their meeting points, the Southorn Park in Wan Chai area. They sat in the basketball/tennis stadium. Around 1 PM they all rose from their seats to join the other groups who were passing by and headed towards the Causeway Bay, Admiralty and Central areas. This pack walked together while shouting slogans.