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Statement by S for S

     Following is the English translation of the statement given by the Secretary for Security, Mr Lai Tung-kwok, at a media session before the Legislative Council meeting today (October 15):

     "From last night to the small hours of today, a large number of protesters gathering at Lung Wo Road were found dashing to the carriageway, charging the police cordon and throwing objects from height. The protesters also snatched police mills barriers and set up roadblocks with plastic boards and drainage covers. As a result, police officers took swift actions to disperse those assembling unlawfully to restore order and to resume the traffic at Lung Wo Road.

     "There is concern over a video clip taken by the media showing police officers who used inappropriate force against an arrested person. Police have issued a statement to stress that they already took immediate follow-up actions and will conduct an investigation impartially. The Complaints Against Police Office has received a relevant complaint and will handle it in accordance with the established procedures in a fair and impartial manner. The officers involved will be temporarily removed from their current duties. Thank you."

Ends/Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:55


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