July 3, 2019 / 3:29 PM / in 19 days

Hong Kong police arrest 12 for violent incident near legislature

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Wednesday that 12 people have been arrested over a violent incident in the vicinity of the Legislative Council Complex.

The police said in a statement that the 12 will be further investigated for offences including the possession of offensive weapons, unlawful assembly, assaulting a police officer, obstructing a police officer and offence against air navigation (HK) order 1995.

(Hong Kong police correct number, gender of those arrested to “12 people” not “13 men”)

Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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