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Masked rioters destroy public safety in various districts and Police appeal public to stay in safe places
Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

Please broadcast the following message as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     As the night fell, a large group of masked rioters have committed various violent acts including damaging public properties and facilities in various MTR stations, and arson in districts including Yuen Long, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Wong Tai Sin, Tseung Kwan O and Tai Koo. Such acts jeopardise public safety. In Yuen Long, some masked rioters smashed up facilities with long metal rods and hard objects and set fire in Tai Tong Road Light Rail Station. In Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O, a large group of masked rioters have occupied roads. Despite the use of tear gas by police officers, rioters still refused to leave.

     Police warn all offenders to stop all violent acts and leave the scene immediately. Members of the public in the vicinity are advised to stay in safe places.
Ends/Monday, October 7, 2019
Issued at HKT 22:11
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