It was not a calm Sunday (Oct 6) evening for TVB movie actress Celine Ma.
Media announcements said she saw aa throng in Mong Kok trying to vandalize a Bank of China ATM.
When she began to record the incident with her gadget, they turned on her.
A tape on YouTube shows her being shoved by the angry crowd, with a man interfering after someone seizes swipes at Ma, 51, along with a tennis racquet.
He tries to quiet things down by saying that they are all Hong Kong people, and not to beat up a woman.
Despite being encircled, the anxious A Kindred Spirit actress clasps her ground, determined to square off against the species taunting her.
Voices of “she assaulted us first” and “take her out ” can be learned amid the ruckus.
Ma, with blood on her inlet and T-shirt, yells at those who strive to lay hands on her to “let go of me”.
She suggests an accusing finger at several people, challenging them “to arrive at me” even as the crowd proceeds to harangue her with “you got brutal first”.
At this point, an exotic journalist coating the Hong Kong pro-democracy disputes holds on to her hand, and they stroll down the street, with individuals tailing them, and shouting “get lost”, “stay off from her” and “give the truth”.
The tape then shows Ma talking to the agencies outside a police station, with her saying that the crowd responded violently when they spotted her filming.
They took away from her phone but she hustled them and got it back though it was now smashed.
But Ma, in a blubbering voice, says frequently to the foreign journalist to Come with her, as the tape ends with her arriving at the police station.
Her clash contrasts sharply with the period when actor Aaron Kwok was arrested in a traffic jam – inflicted by protesters – in the Causeway Bay shopping district on September 8.