5,856 arrested in protests, 220 released

Local | 4 Dec 2019 3:56 pm

In more than 900 protests, processions and public assemblies, the riot police have arrested 5,856 people, aged between 11 and 83 years as of November 21.

Among those arrested, there are 1,513 women.

Riot police arrested 1,388 men between and ages of 21 and 25 years, as well as 439 women in the age group.

Among those aged above 60 years, 161 males and 51 women have been detained.

They have been arrested for offences including "rioting," "unlawful assembly," "wounding," "assault occasioning actual bodily harm," "arson," "criminal damage," "in possession of offensive weapons," "assaulting a police officer," and "obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty," the Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu told Legco today

Lee said 220 have been released unconditionally, while 938 have been charged, summonsed, or bound over.

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