Tensions flared between protesters and police in Mong Kok on Monday night after demonstrators started a fire near the police station there. However, there were none of the physical clashes seen over the weekend.

Protesters threw cardboard, rubbish and whatever they could find to build the fire under the pillar of a flyover.

They started the fire after spending several hours hurling insults and pointing laser pens at officers inside the station. Police retaliated with dazzling strobe lights.

Dozens of officers armed with shields marched down Nathan Road, and the protesters dispersed as they saw the lines of riot police and vans turn up. Firefighters also arrived and put out the blaze.

The crowd was relatively small when compared to similar protests in recent weeks, and by midnight most had left.

But people also continued turning up outside a now-closed exit of Prince Edward MTR Station, laying white flowers and burning incense in memory of what happened inside on August 31.

On that night, riot police and the so-called raptors stormed the station and were seen beating people with batons and using pepper spray inside a train.

Officials have failed to scotch persistent rumours that a number of people were killed inside the station.