Hong Kong Police Arrests Five Amid Protests At Hong Kong Int'l Airport
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 03:40 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th August, 2019) Hong Kong police said on Wednesday that they arrested five people for possession of offensive weapons and assaulting officers amid protests at Hong Kong International Airport.
"Police have arrested five persons for offences including unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons, assaulting police officers and breaching of the peace," the police said in a statement on its website.
Tensions in the city are on the rise amid weeks of mass demonstrations triggered by the proposed amendments to the extradition bill. Even though the government indefinitely suspended the controversial bill in mid-June, rallies continued in the financial hub.