HK police arrest 90 people for unlawful assembly

A total of 90 people were arrested on charges including unlawful assembly and breaching the two-person gathering limit imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok on Sunday, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) police said on social media.


A view of Hong Kong. (File Photo: VCG)

In addition, another 22 people were ticketed for breaching the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation, the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation and the Fixed Penalty (Public Cleanliness and Obstruction) Ordinance, according to the police.

The police reiterated that the conduct of unauthorized assemblies and prohibited group gatherings was not only illegal but also unethical, seriously increasing the risk of virus transmission amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The police will continue to enforce the law rigorously to ensure community safety.