Hong Kong police arrest 5 people involved in unlawful assembly at airport

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Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of Hong Kong police, speaks during a press briefing in south China's Hong Kong, Aug.14, 2019. The Hong Kong police said on Wednesday that they had arrested five people involved in unlawful assembly at the Hong Kong International Airport. Radical protesters held an unlawful assembly at the airport on Tuesday evening. Two residents from the mainland were assaulted and unlawfully detained. The five males arrested are aged between 17 and 28, with two of them suspected of assaulting police and possessing offensive weapons. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong police said on Wednesday that they had arrested five people involved in unlawful assembly at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Radical protesters held an unlawful assembly at the airport on Tuesday evening. Two residents from the mainland were assaulted and unlawfully detained.

The five males arrested are aged between 17 and 28, with two of them suspected of assaulting police and possessing offensive weapons.

At a press briefing, Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of police, said that radical protesters carried out a series of extreme acts at the airport such as assaulting and torturing people, obstructing relief work, jostling passengers and disregarded human lives.

Tse Chun-chung, chief superintendent of police public relations branch, said that the Airport Authority Hong Kong has obtained an interim injunction to restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport.

Any breach of the interim injunction could constitute a contempt of court, and when necessary, the police will work with the airport authority and the bailiffs to carry out operations in accordance with the interim injunction, Tse Chun-chung added.

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