Police reiterate that any act of violence is not to be tolerated, regardless of objectives. Police will resolutely enforce the law to restore public order and bring all offenders to justice.
— Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) October 7, 2019
- Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Against ‘Brutal Attacks’ on Citizens
HONG KONG: Hong Kong police on Monday (Oct 7) criticised protesters who “launched brutal attacks on ordinary citizens”, following a weekend of unrest and clashes between demonstrators and police in the city.
“Such acts of violence by far overstep moral boundaries of any civilised society,” the police said in a post on their official Twitter page. The post was accompanied by a video showing protesters violently beating people, using items such as umbrellas and metal poles. Many of the victims appeared to have sustained serious injuries.
A subsequent tweet on the page said that the police will not tolerate any violence.
“Police will resolutely enforce the law to restore public order and bring all offenders to justice,” it said, adding that members of the public should report any “illegal acts”.