A spokesman for the HKSAR Government responded to the demonstrations in Kowloon District on the 24th as follows:
Although the police issued a notice of no objection to the demonstration held in East Kowloon after consultation with the organizers, demonstrators deviated from the original route during the demonstration and set up roadblocks on many roads from East Kowloon to Deepwater, causing serious traffic congestion and affecting emergency services. In the meantime, violent demonstrators destroyed public property, set fire, threw suspected petrol bombs and attacked police officers with bricks, which seriously threatened the personal safety of citizens and police officers.
The demonstrators deliberately destroyed several wisdom lamp posts. The government has clarified many times that smart light pillars do not involve face recognition or infringe personal privacy. They are only used to collect urban data such as traffic and air quality, and to promote the development of smart cities through open data and the advent of 5G. However, it is necessary for demonstrators to ignore the facts and destroy many smart light pillars. Rationality.
The HKSAR Government strongly condemns the destruction and violence of the demonstrators, and the police will strictly investigate all violations. The HKSAR government calls on demonstrators to stop violence and let society return to order as soon as possible.
Aunt Hong Kong supports police demonstrators who hold pennies and call them Pentagonists
On the evening of the 24th, demonstrators blocked roads in Huangdaxian. Around 9 oclock, riot police arrived at Longxiang Road and fired pepper bombs to disperse the demonstrators. During the period, some demonstrators were subdued by police officers. A Hong Kong aunt surnamed Su was surrounded by a group of demonstrators and attacked with words because she spoke in support of the police. Some demonstrators even abused Aunt Sus Wumao Party with a nickel on the ground. The Hong Kong aunt said, We dont come out to support the police. The police dare not come out and do things freely. Most shops near Huang Daxian closed at about nine oclock.
Ai Hong Kong Group launched Surrounding Radio Hong Kong campaign to shout Junk Radio
On the afternoon of the 24th, the Hong Kong Political Research Association, a Hong Kong-loving group, launched a campaign of encircling Radio Hong Kong by tens of thousands to protest its biased reporting. At about 16 p.m., a reporter from the Global Times-Global Network saw thousands of patriotic people waving national flags, shouting slogans such as Junk Radio and placing slogans Support the police, all depends on you on the outside wall.
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions: Any further turmoil in Hong Kong will turn into a negative teaching material for the development of the Mainland.
Violence continued during demonstrations triggered by the anti-revision law, and the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) was hit by opposition violence last Saturday by its workersclub in Tukwa Bay, which had supported the SAR governments revision. In an interview with Global Times recently, Wu Qiubei, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, said that the impact of several weeks of strikes on grass-roots workers had become more serious and called on more Hong Kong citizens to stand still to stop the riots.