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Police urge Mong Kok withdrawal

October 07, 2014

Police have urged people gathering at the Mong Kong protest site to leave the area for their own safety.


Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Steve Hui made the appeal today saying people holding different views are gathering in the area and are very emotional. Some are provoking others, making confrontations more likely.


He urged students and onlookers to leave the protest site for their own safety, adding the illegal occupation of major roads is seriously affecting people’s livelihoods and Police will take action at an appropriate time.


He said everyone should keep calm and obey the law irrespective of their views, adding that investigators are examining choppers found near the Admiralty protest site yesterday.


Speaking on videos circulating on social media alleging that plainclothes officers were deployed to stir up trouble in the crowd, Mr Hui rejected the claims, saying they are unfounded, unfair and defamatory.


He reiterated that every officer’s duty is to prevent crime and protect the people.