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Police arrest 88 people in another day of protest

2019-11-11 HKT 01:53
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  • The police said 88 people were arrested up to 11.30pm on Sunday. Photo: RTHK
    The police said 88 people were arrested up to 11.30pm on Sunday. Photo: RTHK
At least 88 people were arrested on Sunday in yet another day of protest.

Police said in a statement that the suspects were arrested on suspicion of committing charges including unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons, criminal damage, and using facial covering while at an unlawful assembly.

The force also expressed its “severe condemnation” against “rioters” who vandalised shops and facilities in several malls, as well as the Sha Tin MTR station.

Police insisted that they have full right to enter private shopping centres where crimes were being committed, saying they “have the responsibility and legal power to enter the malls for investigation and arrest actions.”

It said plainclothes police were deployed at Festival Walk, who were attacked after making a number of arrests.

The statement added that protesters had occupied roads in Tuen Mun, Mong Kok and Tsuen Wan, setting up makeshift barricades and burning objects, paralysing traffic

Its water cannon-equipped anti-riot vehicle was deployed, and tear gas was used “to stop the illegal acts of the protesters.

The Hospital Authority said up to 11pm on Sunday, 15 people were sent to hospital with protest-related injuries.