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Police appeal to protesters to cooperate with Police

     At about 1.10am today (October 16), Police officers saw a man on the central divider of Lung Wo Road near Tamar Park kicked a bottle which hit a private car travelling on the road.  Police then arrested the 38-year-old man for disorderly conduct in public place.

     During the arrest, a large crowd of protestors attempted to obstruct Police and surrounded the Police.  Police issued repeated advice and warnings but were ignored. The protestors attempted to charge the Police and therefore Police discharged OC Foam to disperse the protestors.  During the incident, another 24-year-old man was arrested for assaulting Police officer.  A total of three Police officers were injured.

     Police appealed to the protestors not to obstruct and charge the Police.  Police reiterated that any acts endangering public order and public safety will not be tolerated.

Ends/Thursday, October 16, 2014
Issued at HKT 06:20


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