Hong Kong police arrest 193 people involved in Sunday's violence

2020-05-26 03:42:03 GMT2020-05-26 11:42:03(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

The Hong Kong police said on Monday they have arrested 193 people involved in Sunday's violent activities on Hong Kong Island.

A total of 122 males and 71 females were arrested, mainly for offenses of taking part in riot, unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Among the arrested, nearly 30 were under 18 years old, and the youngest was only 12 years old.

The arrested included a 16-year-old male involved in assaulting a female who was trying to remove road barricades set by rioters in Tin Hau area in Causeway Bay.

On Sunday, a large number of rioters gathered in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay and Wan Chai areas since noon time to wreak havoc again.

As the unlawful assemblies continued into the evening, the rioters vandalized public and private properties in different parts of the areas and brutally assaulted passers-by, leaving at least two people injured.

In Causeway Bay, a man was confronted by rioters setting road barricades and was assaulted and injured on his head, hand and back.

The case is being followed up by the police as a wounding case.

When the rioters attacked the victim, some of their accomplices tried to cover up the crime with umbrellas.

The police reiterated that the acts of covering up others' crimes with umbrellas will also constitute criminal offenses such as assisting, abetting or conspiring to wound.

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