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Hong Kong: Police apologise for staining mosque with dye during protests

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 21, 2019 at 19:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong regional Commander of Kowloon West, Cheuk Hau-yip, apologised for damage caused at

a mosque in the Kowloon district during a clearing operation on Sunday's protests. The remarks came as he was speaking at a police press conference in Hong Kong, on Monday.

Hong Kong police forces were accused of targeting a mosque in the city's Kowloon district, as they fired blue dye from water cannons in an attempt to disperse protesters from the area. While many were hit by the blue stream, witnesses said there were no demonstrators around when the incident occurred.

"After the incident our police representative offered (our) sincere apologies to the Chief Imam and the Muslim community leaders," stated Cheuk Hau-yip.

On Monday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with members of the muslim community alongside Police Commissioner Stephen Lo to apologise for the incident.

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Hong Kong regional Commander of Kowloon West, Cheuk Hau-yip, apologised for damage caused at

a mosque in the Kowloon district during a clearing operation on Sunday's protests. The remarks came as he was speaking at a police press conference in Hong Kong, on Monday.

Hong Kong police forces were accused of targeting a mosque in the city's Kowloon district, as they fired blue dye from water cannons in an attempt to disperse protesters from the area. While many were hit by the blue stream, witnesses said there were no demonstrators around when the incident occurred.

"After the incident our police representative offered (our) sincere apologies to the Chief Imam and the Muslim community leaders," stated Cheuk Hau-yip.

On Monday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with members of the muslim community alongside Police Commissioner Stephen Lo to apologise for the incident.

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