230 people arrested during the mass demonstrations held in Hong Kong on may 9-10, said the Agency Reuters with reference to police.
The age of the detainees from 12 to 65; they are charged with attending an illegal Assembly, assaulting a police officer, the lack of identity documents and violation of the rules of quarantine. From 22-year-old man was discovered the materials for the manufacture of petrol charges, he told police.
Eyewitnesses told the news Agency that the police firmly let the media. Reporters pushed back, their side sprayed pepper gas.
18 people, including one local MP, over the weekend was in the hospital.
The demonstration of supporters of democratization in Hong Kong marched in the streets of the city and in one of the shopping centers.
Anti-government protests in Hong Kong began in the summer of 2019 in connection with the intention to pass a law that would allow extradition at the request of Chinese authorities. This document was revoked, but the protests continued. Their participants demanded to reduce the influence of mainland China on the city politics, early election, investigate the actions of police and an Amnesty for detained demonstrators.
The epidemic of coronavirus suspended action, but from 24 April, they resumed.
The organizers plan to collect at least a million people on demonstration on 1 July – the day when Britain was in 1997 handed control of Hong Kong to China.