Police arrest seven men and one woman near the Mong Kok protest area for their alleged involvement in 13 cases including assault, indecent assault, possession of an offensive weapon, disorderly conduct in a public place and arson.
The Customs & Excise Department has arrested 15 people aged 20 to 56, after confiscating 3.6 million illicit cigarettes worth $10 million, with a duty potential of $6.9 million in a three-week crackdown.
Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So said recent hacker attacks have not caused a significant impact on e-Government services. Government network systems and websites have not been compromised or defaced.
Police fear radical demonstrators are causing the Mong Kok protest to spin out of control and could cause a riot, Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Steve Hui says, urging people to avoid protest areas.
Police strongly condemn protesters gathering at Nathan Road near Argyle Street in Mong Kok for suddenly attempting to charge Police, as this seriously undermined public order and endangered the safety of themselves and others.