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Hong Kong government, police condemn violent behaviors

Jul 22. 2019
Riot police begin to clear protesters in Sai Wan, Hong Kong Island, after protesters besieged the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 21, 2019. (PHOTO BY CHINA DAILY)
Riot police begin to clear protesters in Sai Wan, Hong Kong Island, after protesters besieged the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 21, 2019. (PHOTO BY CHINA DAILY)
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By China Daily Hong Kong
Asia News Network

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HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government and police have both condemned violent behaviors in Sheung Wan and Yuen Long overnight.

This is absolutely unacceptable to Hong Kong as a society that observes the rule of law. The SAR Government strongly condemns any violence and will seriously take enforcement actions.

Statement by HKSAR government

After the storming of the liaison office in Sai Wan Sunday evening, some radical protesters initiated violent acts in Sheung Wan area despite repeated warnings by police. 

They charged police’s cordon lines, hurled petrol bombs at officers, set fires, threw bricks, and disrupted traffic in the area.

Some police officers were injured as a result. 

Assault cases were also reported in Yuen Long. Multiple injuries were reported after some people attacked commuters in train compartments and on the platforms of the Yuen Long MTR Station.

“This is absolutely unacceptable to Hong Kong as a society that observes the rule of law. The SAR Government strongly condemns any violence and will seriously take enforcement actions,” reads a statement released by the HKSAR government early Monday morning.

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In a press release, police said violent behaviors would not be tolerated. They are actively following up on the two incidents in order to bring the offenders to justice. 

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