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Government strongly condemns violence and vandalism
     A Government spokesman strongly condemns radical protesters' violent and vandalistic acts in Tuen Mun and other districts today (September 21).

     Following the conclusion of a procession in Tuen Mun today, radical protesters conducted violent and vandalistic acts in various places in the district, breaching the public peace. They blocked roads, set fires and hurled petrol bombs, jeopardising the safety of police officers and members of the public at the scene. They also vandalised Light Rail stops and placed objects on the track, leading to the suspension of the Light Rail service and potentially affecting the safety of its operation. Some people assaulted a police officer on duty and even attempted to snatch his revolver, while some people maliciously trampled and burned a national flag, challenging the national sovereignty. After nightfall, the violence and vandalism of the radical protesters spread to other districts, with some people blocking roads, setting fires and hurling petrol bombs in Yuen Long and besieging and attacking Mong Kok police station.

     The Government strongly condemns the radical protesters' violent and vandalistic acts which completely disregard law and order. The police will take law enforcement actions against illegal activities resolutely to protect people's safety and restore public order.
Ends/Saturday, September 21, 2019
Issued at HKT 23:43
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