Police vehicle defensive in nature

August 6, 2019

The Police today said its Unimog vehicle is defensive in nature.


Speaking at a press conference in the afternoon, Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Tse Chun-chung said the Police purchased the Unimog in 2009, and its primary function is to clear debris from roads.


“Their main functions are to clear debris from roads including the barricades and objects placed by the rioters.


“Also, as some of our vehicles were under attack, this truck can avoid such a situation. I would like to say this vehicle is defensive in nature rather than attacking.”


Regarding yesterday’s operation, Mr Tse said the Police arrested 148 people, consisting of 95 males and 53 females, aged between 13 and 63.


Their offences include taking part in a riot, unlawful assembly, assaulting a police officer, resisting police officers in the execution of duty and possession of offensive weapons.


Police fired about 20 sponge-tipped bullets, around 140 rubber bullets, and 800 tear gas grenades in the operation.


Seven officers were injured, one officer had his teeth broken and lips injured by metal balls, while some officers were hit by bricks and hard objects, Mr Tse added.

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