Police say 207 charged over protests since June

Local | 20 Sep 2019 5:11 pm

A total of 1,474 people – 1,190 male and 284 female – aged between 12 and 84 years, have been arrested in connection with anti-extradition law protests, and 207 people among them were charged so far, police said in a press briefing today.

In particular, 79 people were charged with rioting, 40 people were charged with unlawful assembly, 21 people were charged with criminal damage and 22 people were charged with possession of offensive weapons, said Kong Wing-cheung, Senior Superintendent (Media Liaison and Communication).

Since the protests began in June, the police have fired about 3,100 rounds of tear gas, 590 rubber bullets, 80 bean bag rounds and 290 sponge bullets.

Chief Superintendent of Police Public Relations Branch, Tse Chun-chung, stressed that they are politically neutral and a person's political stance does not affect their law enforcement.

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