CHINA Hong Kong police arrest 13 people for recent violent incidents


Hong Kong police arrest 13 people for recent violent incidents


20:38, October 18, 2019


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HONG KONG, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong police said on Friday that 13 males involved in violent incidents were arrested between Monday and Thursday.

The males under arrest, aged between 16 and 46, were suspected of rioting, unlawful assembly, burglary, making or possession of explosives, possession of offensive weapons, criminal damage and bodily harm, Kong Wing-cheung, acting chief superintendent of the Police Public Relations Branch told a press conference.

Of them, two were arrested after the police seized suspected petrol bombs, raw materials for homemade explosives and suspected detonating devices in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon on Tuesday.

The police has also prosecuted a 27-year-old woman for wearing a face mask at an unlawful assembly in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon on Oct. 6.

Police officers, journalists, residents and protesters have been injured during the more than four months of violent protests, which also severely disrupted social order and affected daily life of the residents, Kong said.

"The violence is undermining the rule of law that the Hong Kong society has always cherished," he added.

Kong stressed that as police officers must perform their duties to ensure public safety, "the spread of violence must be stopped and the police will continue to work hard to restore social order."

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