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Police want protest to end

November 03, 2014

Police have the responsibility to urge an end to the Occupy Central movement because it is illegal and has widely affected the community.


This was the message from Police Public Relations Branch Senior Superintendent Kong Man-keung today.


He told a press briefing the court injunctions over the illegal occupation of roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty are still effective, and called on protesters to comply with the court orders and leave occupied areas.


On allegations of Police using excessive force during the confrontation on Lung Wo Road at midnight on October 15, Mr Kong said radical protesters disrupted traffic in the area and ignored Police appeals to leave. Officers applied minimum force to disperse them.


He said protesters should abide by the law, and lodge grievances with the Complaints Against Police Office if they object to any police actions.


Protesters should stay away from rioters and violence, he added.


On reports of online calls for violence in Admiralty, Mr Kong said such incitement is unlawful and Police are investigating the claims.