Beijing / At least 15 people, including a 14-year-old girl, have been arrested over protests in Hong Kong’s parliament against a controversial extradition bill.
Campaigners staged an occupation of parliament on Monday in the latest of a series of protests amid an ongoing political crisis in the country.
The detainees, aged between 14 and 36 years old, were mainly arrested over confrontations before they entered the building, a source told Efe Thursday.
A 31-year-old man was arrested for his participation in the assault on the legislative headquarters and criminal damage to the facilities, according to the local press.
The individual, known as the painter of “Occupy Mong Kok” – in reference to the commercial area of the city occupied during the so-called “Umbrella Revolution” of 2014 – was also accused of assaulting an officer on June 21, when demonstrators surrounded the Hong Kong police headquarters.
Most of the detainees were accused of charges such as illegal assembly, assaulting police officers and possession of offensive weapons.
Police were preparing raids throughout the city to stop dozens of participants in the clashes and the assault on parliament, according to local media reports.
Investigators and forensic experts from the local government have worked over the last two days to collect evidence and take fingerprints in parliament.
They will also carry out DNA tests on gas masks, iron bars, helmets and other objects left by the protesters in the legislative complex.
Those arrested for forcible entry into parliament will probably be charged with criminal damage, theft and riots, crimes that could amount to up to 10 years in prison.
Hong Kong police have defended their inaction on Monday when hundreds of campaigners spent more than four hours knocking down armored glass doors to the building.
The force said in a statement that officers were unable to intervene because the assailants had “offensive weapons” and “toxic and flammable chemical substances to attack the police”.
They said they did not act to safeguard the safety of the protesters, journalists and officers due to the possibility that assailants could have “set fire to chemicals inside” the building. (July 4, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)
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del asalto al Parlamento de Hong Kong.
del motivo de las protestas en Hong Kong.
del arresto de unas personas en Hong Kong.
decenas de personas han sido arrestadas por participar en esas protestas.
estas detenciones no tienen nada que ver con las protestas de Hong Kong.
muchos de los detenidos habían atacado a los agentes de policía.
el Parlamento de Hong Kong había sido asaltado el pasado lunes.
todos detenidos son mayores de edad.
se desmiente que la Policía esté preparando más redadas.
la Policía de Hong Kong está buscando al llamado pintor de Occupy Mong Kok.
los asaltantes habían causado destrozos en las instalaciones del Parlamento.
el Parlamento de Hong Kong no ha sufrido daños.
Hong Kong había sido una colonia de Reino Unido.
los manifestantes piden que se apruebe la ley de extradición.
las protestas no pueden afectar negativamente a la economía de Hong Kong.
una acción diplomática.
un acto hostil.
'como mínimo' o 'como poco'.
entrar en un lugar de forma pacífica.
dar saltos para entrar en un lugar.
atacar un lugar para entrar en él.