Just now, a news bulletin entitled The Chief of Police Visits Burned Colleagues was published on the government website of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, confirming that a police officer was burned by a gasoline bomb thrown by a mob while on duty in Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station. The Chief of Police is very sad and indignant about this and condemns it in the strongest terms.
The following is the full text of the press communique:
Police Chief Visits Burn Colleagues
Police Chief Lu Weicong visited a colleague who had burned his feet earlier today when he was on duty in Tsim Sha Tsui police station in the evening of August 11. The Director was very sad that some of his colleagues had been seriously injured while on duty.
The Director expressed his indignation and condemned in the strongest terms the unlawful acts of violence perpetrated by the mob in disregard of the safety of others. In response to any acts of violence that cause serious bodily injury to others or even threaten the safety of their lives, the police force must make every effort to pursue them.
Sunday, 11 August 2019
Hong Kong Time 22:12
Screenshot of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong rioters threw petrol bombs at the police, causing multiple burns to the police
Around 8 oclock, a police officer in the police station was hit by a petrol bomb thrown by the demonstrators from outside. The police officer was initially diagnosed with 10% second-degree burns in his left leg and 3% first-degree burns in his right leg. Hong Kong police condemn the mobs unlawful acts of violence that ignore the safety of others in the strongest terms and will make every effort to prosecute them.