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2 arrested in occupation areas

November 09, 2014

Police have arrested two men in illegally occupied areas of the city.


Officers stopped a 27-year-old man in Central yesterday afternoon and found 200 stainless steel cable ties and five bicycle chain locks in his rucksack. He refused to explain why he possessed these items and was arrested for "possession of instruments fit for unlawful purpose".


Police also arrested 41-year-old man for theft after he stole a mobile phone from a tent on Nathan Road at around 8.40am today.

In Mong Kok, a man quarrelled with illegal occupiers at the junction of Argyle Street and Portland Street at around midnight. Officers separated the two parties and escorted the man away.


At around 7pm yesterday, scores of protestors responded to online appeals and gathered at the footbridge connecting Admiralty Centre and the Central Government Offices, and attempted to block the passage with barriers and rubbish bins. Police took immediate action to clear the barriers and asked the protestors to leave.


Police condemned these acts which disrupted public order, and reminded youngsters to be wary of online messages.


Police warned that criminals can easily take advantage of the deteriorating situation in occupied areas. People should take care of their personal properties and be vigilant against illegal activities.