Several thousand people shouting words of thanks to the police turned out in Hong Kong on Sunday in an unusual display of support for a force broadly criticized as abusive by the territory's protest movement.
People made heart signs with their hands at officers, with some calling them heroes for their policing of six months of demonstrations.
Five Held Over Man's Death in Hong Kong Protests The three males and two females aged 15 to 18 were arrested on Friday on suspicion of murder, rioting and wounding and had been detained pending further investigation, police said in a statement
The rally attracted a bigger crowd than a protest against the government a few hundred meters (yards) away. It brought together a few hundred people in a square.
There were also scattered small protests against the government in shopping malls.
Tensions flared in one mall after police arrested about eight protesters. Police used pepper spray when people threw bottles of water at them.