Written by: Ling Yide
2019-12-10 04:35Last updated: 2019-12-10 04:35
Anti-revision storms continued. Netizens launched a "junior strike" operation yesterday (9th), with sporadic conflicts in many areas. However, starting in the evening, the situation in Tai Po became tense. The riot police fired a pepperball gun and rubber bullets to disperse. At 5 o'clock in the evening, a 40-year-old off-duty male police officer found several demonstrators blocking the road with trash cans and bamboo branches at Taihe Road. When he followed the roadblockers to the junction of Puyi Street and Baoxiang Street, The 14-year-old girl was reportedly wounded by the demonstrators and they fled. The off-duty police officers intercepted and overpowered a 14-year-old girl.
Sources said that the off-duty police immediately requested reinforcements, and a large number of riot police arrived later. After investigation, the police classified the case as "injury" and "misconduct in public places". The girls involved were arrested for "misconduct in public places". The Tai Po Police District Criminal Investigation Team has taken over the follow-up action and is pursuing the remaining about 5 masked persons. The off-duty police officer sustained a facial injury and was consciously taken to Nethersole Hospital for treatment.
Police said they strongly condemned the attack on off-duty police officers, and the police will follow up strictly to bring the perpetrators to justice.
[12.9. Tai Po, Mong Kok] Demonstrators blocked roads, off-duty police were shot and fired pepper ball guns