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Monday, December 09, 2019, 17:56
Over 6,000 arrested since protests began 6 months ago
By China Daily
Monday, December 09, 2019, 17:56 By China Daily

Riot police arrest a black-clad radical near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Nov 18, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police said a total of 6,022 people had been arrested during the six-month-long protests stemming from the extradition bill incident.

Some 2,393 of those arrested were students, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total amount, police said.

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Kong Wing-cheung, senior superintendent for media liaison and communication of the Hong Kong Police Force's public relations branch, expressed concerns over the large number of student arrestees during a press briefing on Monday. 

The extradition bill has since been withdrawn.


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