Lunar New Year celebrations in the city turned chaotic as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local street food. Protests sparked by government officials attempting to clear street food vendors spilled over into Tuesday morning local time.
A protester hurls a brick at riot police during clashes in Mong Kok early February 9.
Protesters build fires in the middle of the street in Mong Kok on February 9.
Objects are set on fire as bricks lay scattered about at an intersection in Mong Kok, a busy shopping district.
A masked protester, carrying a canister, throws a brick at police.
Protesters ready to hurl bricks at a line of police in Mong Kok in the morning of February 9.
A man is bloodied after a police charge.
The windshield of a taxi is smashed by bricks on February 9.
A view of riot police through the smashed windshield of a taxi, pictured on February 9.
Fires were lit in trash bins as protesters faced off with riot police.
A protester holds a smoking object before throwing it at riot police on February 9.
An injured protester is led away by an officer after police charged with batons.
Smoke rises as protesters set fires on a street in Mong Kok in the early hours of February 9.
Rioters carry bricks along a street in Mong Kok in the early morning of February 9.
Riot police move forward to the protesters on a street in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district, Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Riot police advance on protesters in a street in Mong Kok on February 9.