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Rioters maliciously throw objects from height and assault members of the public
     Rioters today ( November 14) continue to build barricades and inflict extensive damage to different districts, seriously endangering public safety and order. Police are aware that as some rioters maliciously blocked roads near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, some members of the public voluntarily cleared the roads to restore normal traffic. Rioters threw bricks and hard objects at the volunteers, posing a serious threat to their safety.
     Earlier, rioters targeted volunteers who were removing barricades and threw hard objects at them. For instance, last night (November 13), rioters threw plastic chairs from the footbridge next to the Kowloon exit of Cross Harbour Tunnel. On November 12, rioters threw hard objects from a footbridge on Pok Fu Lam Road in Western District onto the members of the public removing barricades underneath. One man sustained head injuries.
     Police warn rioters to stop all violent acts and leave immediately. Police appeal to members of the public to refrain from removing barricades in dangerous areas to avoid being attacked by rioters. Police will endeavour to restore public order and road safety.
Ends/Thursday, November 14, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:58
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