Hong Kong police arrest 148 suspects in Monday's operations

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The detainees consist of 95 males and 53 females, four of whom have been charged, said the police at a press briefing.
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The Hong Kong police said on Tuesday that they have arrested 148 people during Monday's operations.

The detainees consist of 95 males and 53 females, four of whom have been charged, said the police at a press briefing.

The suspects were arrested for various offenses including unlawful assembly, assaulting police and possession of offensive weapons.

On Monday, protesters destroyed a total of 117 traffic lights and blocked several main routes in Hong Kong. The police accused the protesters of engaging in "extremely violent behaviors," which will not be tolerated.

The police said seven police personnel were injured during Monday's operations.

At the press briefing on Monday, the Hong Kong police said that they had arrested 420 people during a series of protests and clashes between June 9 and Aug. 5. They were charged with taking part in riot, unlawful assembly, assaulting police and other offensives.

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