|Lines like this on Canton Road are common with a particular clientele in mind|
Then along Canton Road which is lined with luxury brands such as Hermes, Chanel and Gucci, the protesters held up signs that said "go back to China" and "reclaim Hong Kong" or carried colonial flags as a symbol of their mistrust of the Chinese government.
Things got uglier when protesters booed or hurled verbal insults at mainland tourists passing by. The atmosphere was so tense that some shops decided to close.
Some mainland tourists were either surprised by Hong Kong people's supposedly "civilized" behaviour, others disappointed their tourist dollars were not welcome here.