Hong Kong Police: Up to now, about 700 people have been arrested and 12 police officers have been injured by laser guns.

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 Hong Kong Police: Up to now, about 700 people have been arrested and 12 police officers have been injured by laser guns.


Hong Kong Police held a press conference at the police headquarters on the afternoon of December 12 (photo: Dagong Documents Collection by Media Reporters)

Deng Bingqiang, deputy director of the Hong Kong Police Department (Operation), said that he was aware of a group of core thugs who had committed extreme violence in the past series of demonstrators. On November 11, the police took action in Causeway Bay to arrest 15 core thugs and seize relevant evidence.

On November 11, rioters deliberately committed violence in different areas. More rioters fired steel balls from slingshots and attacked police officers with suspected firearms.

The police showed the seized evidence at the press conference (photo: Dagong Documents Collection by Media Reporters)

Deng Bingqiang said that after the police warned repeatedly to stop violence and illegal acts, the demonstrators ignored them and refused to leave, and the police had the responsibility to use appropriate force to stop the relevant acts.

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