Since noon today (July 1), rioters blocked roads and set fires at multiple locations in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. One even stabbed a Police officer with a sharp object when the officer was executing of duty. At around 10pm, the situation on Hong Kong Island mostly returned to normal. Police officers will continue to patrol and stay alert around the area.
As at 10pm, Police arrested around 370 people, including six males and four females for suspectedly breaching the National Security Law. Others were arrested for offences including unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct in a public place, furious driving and possession of offensive weapon.
During today's operation, seven Police officers have been injured. One was attacked by a rioter using a dagger; some were hit by a rioter driving a motorcycle and some were attacked by rioters in aid of release of a suspect from Police custody. Their injuries include stab wounds, fractured finger and head injuries. All injured officers were treated at hospitals.
The violent attacks on Police officers are to be severely denounced. Officers will spare every effort to investigate the cases and bring the offenders to justice.
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