Over 60 people were arrested for unlawful assembly in Mong Kok

     At around 2.45pm today (May 27), some protestors started to occupy Nathan Road, Mong Kok, and placed rubbish on carriageways, where many passing vehicles were forced to halt abruptly. The protestors neglected the rights of other road users and the road blockage posed a grave threat to public safety. Police officers attended the scene swiftly and gave multiple warnings to the disorderly crowd, asking them to leave immediately. However, some ignored Police’s warnings and as a result, the officers arrested over 60 people.

     Police warn the crowd to stop endangering public safety and disturbing public peace. Officers will remain on heightened alert and enforce the law resolutely.

Ends/Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:42