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Protestors set fire to shops and hurled petrol bombs at police station at night
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     The protestors who gathered in Tsim Sha Tsui this afternoon (October 27) continued to gather between Tsim Sha Tsui and Sham Shui Po at night. At around 6pm, some rioters set fire to shops in Jordan and hurled petrol bombs at Sham Shui Po Police Station. Some rioters built barricades with objects such as public light bus stands and wooden boards, blocking roads extensively. Some attacked Police officers with hard objects and umbrellas. Some hurled smoke grenades at MTR exits.
     Police officers have repeatedly warned the rioters that they are participating in an unauthorised assembly, which constitutes a criminal offence. Police once again warn all rioters to stop all illegal acts and appeal to bystanders to leave immediately. Police will use the minimum necessary force to effect dispersal and arrest. Due to the traffic gridlock, drivers are reminded to stay tuned to the latest traffic situation and avoid travelling to the area.
Ends/Sunday, October 27, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:22
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