A Hong Kong firefighter was arrested on suspicion of attacking the police and hiding offensive weapons

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 A Hong Kong firefighter was arrested on suspicion of attacking the police and hiding offensive weapons


On the evening of October 31, a large number of critics, encouraged by the Internet, gathered at the MTR Princes station, which eventually turned into a violent conflict, Hong Kongs eastnet reported on November 1. Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse, and many men and women were arrested.

It is understood that one of the 28 year old arrested men is a firefighter. It is reported that he is stationed in Tuen Mun fire department, suspected of attacking police, illegal assembly, possession of offensive weapons and violation of the no masquerading regulations, and he was taken back to the police station for detention.

A spokesman for the fire department said that he had been informed that a member of the staff was suspected of committing a criminal case in Mong Kok district on the 31st and was under investigation by the police. As the relevant law enforcement departments have launched an investigation, the fire department has no other information to supplement.

Riot police dispersed protesters in Mongkok Tuesday night

At 2 p.m. on the 31st, MTR had temporarily closed Prince station. The so-called activity then evolved into road blocking and arson. The SAR government also pointed out in the press release that at 9:30 p.m. on the way to the scene for rescue, firefighters were once stopped by rioters and could not move forward.

On the same night, a 24-year-old man surnamed Tan, who was arrested, was revealed by Hong Kong media that he was the assistant Clerical Officer of the office of the Chief Secretary for administration of Hong Kong and was suspected of participating in illegal gatherings in Mongkok and had been taken back to the police station for detention and investigation.

However, the news has not been confirmed by the police.

In early October, an employee of the fire department was also arrested.

At that time, Hong Kongs no mask law had come into force. On October 5, police found an off-duty ambulance man during Yuen Longs clearance. He was arrested on suspicion of failing to comply with the requirement to remove the masked items because he refused to remove them, Hong Kongs eastnet reported.

A spokesman for the Fire Services Department also responded that a member of the staff was suspected of committing a criminal case in Yuen Long District on October 5 and is now under investigation by the police. As the relevant law enforcement departments have launched an investigation, there is no additional information.

The Department reiterated at the time that it has always attached great importance to the discipline and integrity of its staff, and that prescriptions must be taken seriously in every case of violation of laws and disciplines.

According to Hong Kong media, the arrested person was an ambulance attendant attached to the Tsuen Wan branch.

On October 5, during the clearance of Yuen Long, Hong Kong police arrested many people. Photo source: Hong Kong East net

As early as September 17, the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Mrs Lam Cheng yueh-e, acknowledged that some civil servants have been arrested and deeply regretted this. She also pointed out that the police have taken relevant actions; and civil servants who violate the law are not allowed to take actions in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance.

In addition, in response to the illegal gathering of citizens in Mongkok and languifang, central on the evening of December 31, the mobs blocked the roads and seriously blocked the traffic, and some people ignored the safety of others, threw gasoline bombs and set fire, a government spokesman issued a statement on December 31, strongly condemning the acts.

In the statement, the SAR government pointed out that although it had been clarified for many times that there was no death at the port au Prince railway station on August 31, there were still people who deliberately chose to mislead online rumors in response to the call for illegal assembly, which the SAR government extremely regretted.

The statement stressed that illegal acts that disrupt social order or even endanger the safety of citizens are unacceptable. The police must strictly enforce the law and never condone it. The government once again called on the public not to participate in unauthorized rallies and processions and stay away from violence.

Source: responsible editor of observer network: Dai Wenjia, nb12498