HONG KONG, Aug. 6
(Xinhua/GNA) - The Hong Kong police said on Monday that they have so far
arrested 420 people during the series of clashes since June.
Yu Hoi-kwan, acting
chief superintendent of police public relations branch, said at a press
briefing on Monday that the 420 people, arrested between June 9 and Aug. 5,
comprise 347 male and 73 female, aged between 14 and 76.
They were charged
with taking part in riot, unlawful assembly, assaulting police and other
offensives. Between June 9 and Aug. 4, the Hong Kong police have used around
160 rubber bullets, around 150 sponge grenades and around 1,000 canisters of
tear gas, according to Yu. During the operations, 139 police personnel
sustained injuries, two of which remain in hospital. According to the police, at
least 82 people have been arrested on Monday alone, in which 76 were suspected
of unlawful assembly, while some were arrested over possession of offensive
weapons and dangerous driving.