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At least 16 people were arrested for unlawful acts across Hong Kong
     Since midnight today (May 27), lawbreakers have wreaked havoc across the city. Rioters set fire to rubbish and threw large objects onto MTR railway. Showing a blatant disregard for road safety, some rioters placed nails on roads to puncture car tyres while some drivers staged slow-drive protests outside the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some placed hard objects at MTR doors to obstruct train services. Whilst on anti-crime patrol, Police officers made arrests related to possession of weapons, including petrol bombs and hammers, in public places.

     Up to 11.30am, Police had arrested at least 16 people, aged between 14 and 40, for offences including “Possession of Offensive Weapons”, “Possession of Instruments Fit for Unlawful Purposes”, and “Dangerous Driving”, etc. Three vehicles had been towed away. Officers had taken proactive law enforcement action to maintain law and order.

     Police warn all rioters to refrain from breaking the law and will closely monitor the latest situation of various districts. Resolute action will be taken to intercept suspicious persons and vehicles to prevent and detect crime.
Ends/Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:52
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