Police will take resolute law enforcement action to combat illegal acts

     Police are aware that some people have called for members of the public to participate in public events in multiple districts throughout Hong Kong tonight (June 12). Police reiterate that anyone participating in such events may be found guilty of “taking Part in an unauthorised assembly” in accordance with the Public Order Ordinance and liable to a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment. Besides, participation in public gatherings will also increase the risk of transmission of the virus in the community and may commit certain offences under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation regarding prohibited group gatherings.

     Police call upon members of the public to refrain from taking part in unauthorised assemblies and prohibited group gatherings. Police do not condone any illegal and violent acts, and will take resolute action to enforce the law, including making arrests.

Ends/Friday, June 12, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:08