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Police arrested seven men and one woman in Mong Kok

     Police arrested seven men and one woman aged from 32 to 82 in 13 cases including common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, indecent assault, possession of offensive weapon, disorderly conduct in public places, arson and object fell from height occurred in the vicinity of the occupied roads in Mong Kok starting from noon yesterday (October 22).

     The High Court has granted injunctions requiring protestors to clear the roads illegally occupied and forbidding them from hindering the removal of obstacles from the areas. The applicant together with bailiffs yesterday executed the order in the area but was ignored. Moreover, there were clashes between people who were assisting in removing obstacles and the illegal road occupiers.

     Police have stressed that the occupied streets in Mong Kok remain a high- risk area. Clashes and crimes happened once again and undermined public order. Anyone bringing young children to the high-risk area may put their safety at risk in case of confrontation. This was extremely irresponsible and dangerous. Police urge people to stay away from the high-risk area in Mong Kog and not to bring their children there.

     Police appeal to the illegal road occupiers to respect the rule of law, obey the court order and stop occupying the roads as soon as possible. Police will continue to execute duties impartially and will not tolerate any violent acts.

Ends/Thursday, October 23, 2014
Issued at HKT 10:44


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