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Saturday, June 12, 2021, 23:50
Police condemn protesters for obstructing traffic in Mong Kok
By Wang Zhan
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 23:50 By Wang Zhan

This photo taken from the official Facebook page of the Hong Kong Police Force shows a rubbish bin lying on the road in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, June 21, 2021.

HONG KONG – Police condemned black-clad protesters for obstructing traffic in Mong Kok on Saturday.

In a statement, police said some protesters placed rubbish bins and other objects on Dundas Street near Fa Yuen Street at around 4 pm, blocking traffic in the area. Police have promptly cleared the barricade to resume the traffic.

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In another statement, police said some protesters threw rubbish onto the pavement near Argyle Street, Nelson Street and Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok at around 7 pm.

Police warned members of the public not to participate in unauthorized assemblies and urged protesters to stop all unlawful acts, adding that they force would take resolute action to enforce the law. 

Anyone who participates in an unauthorized assembly risks committing offenses under the Public Order Ordinance and may be liable to a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment, while anyone who advertises or publicizes an unauthorized assembly may be liable to a maximum penalty of 12 months’ imprisonment, police said.

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Taking part in illegal assemblies may also be in breach of relevant offenses under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation, police added.

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