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Masked rioters set fire and vandalise shops on Hong Kong Island
Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:
Please broadcast the following message as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:
     At around 5pm today (November 2), some masked rioters set fire on barricades built with traffic cones and mill barriers in Wan Chai area. Some masked rioters also vandalised shops and committed arson. Some even placed nails on the roads threatening the safety of all road users.
     Besides, a large group of masked rioters hurled bricks and hard objects at Police cordon line and Police vehicles in Hennessy Road and Fleming Road. Some masked rioters also occupied Island Eastern Corridor earlier on.

     Police warned the rioters to stop all illegal actions. Having given repeated warnings to the protestors but in vain, Police officers have deployed tear gas to disperse the rioters in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay areas, arrest action will be taken as appropriate. Members of the public should mind their personal safety and avoid travelling to the areas concerned.

     The report room services of Wan Chai Police Station are now suspended. In case of emergency, please call 999.
Ends/Saturday, November 2, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:36
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