Novel coronavirus pneumonia spokesman said that Hongkong experienced a series of violent demonstrations last year, which has seriously affected the economy and peoples livelihood. With the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Hongkongs economy and society faced unprecedented challenges. The spokesman said that in this difficult time, a small number of activists are still destroying with lawless violence, which is heinous. We are convinced that the people of Hong Kong will unite to fight against the epidemic, so that Hong Kong can overcome adversity and move forward.
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The following is the original press release:
The government condemned the mob
A spokesman for the government today (March 1) condemned rioters in Mongkok last night (February 29) for their troubling, disturbing social peace and seriously threatening the lives of the people.
Rioters began to gather on Nathan Road and Princes Road West yesterday evening, blocking roads, setting fire, damaging public facilities, throwing petrol bombs and attacking police officers with bricks and hard objects, injuring several police officers.
The police have used the minimum force necessary to disperse and arrest, and will seriously follow up these lawless acts and bring the mob to justice.
In addition, the general clinic of the South Kwai Chung Jockey Club, located in Kwai Shing Wai, was thrown a petrol bomb early this morning. The spokesman strongly condemned the destruction of medical facilities and the victimization of innocent patients.
The spokesman said that Hong Kong experienced a series of violent demonstrations last year, which severely hit the economy and peoples livelihood of the society. In addition to the 2019 coronavirus epidemic, Hong Kongs economy and society faced unprecedented severe challenges.
In order to solve the current difficulties, the SAR government has rapidly set up a 30 billion yuan anti epidemic fund, and the newly published financial budget has also launched 120 billion yuan counter cyclical measures to re promote economic development and relieve the people.
At this difficult time, its appalling that a small number of activists are still destroying with lawless violence, the spokesman said. We are convinced that the people of Hong Kong will unite to fight the epidemic together, so that Hong Kong can overcome adversity and move forward.
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