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Police conduct dispersal operation in Whampoa
Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

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

     Starting from the evening, rioters have been blocking roads and inflicting extensive damages to the Whampoa area. Some rioters assaulted a passer-by near Man Tai Street, endangering public safety and order.

     While Police officers were handling the case at scene, rioters hurled bricks at them, seriously threatening the personal safety of Police officers and other members of the public thereat. Police officers had no other alternatives but deployed the minimum necessary force, including tear gas, to conduct dispersal operation.

     Police appeal to members of the public to avoid travelling to the areas concerned. Residents in the area are advised to stay tuned to the latest announcements, stay indoors, and keep their windows shut, if necessary.

Ends/Sunday, December 1, 2019
Issued at HKT 23:15
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