10,039 arrested over last year's social unrest in Hong Kong: police
A total of 10,039 people have been arrested from June 9, 2019 to September 30, 2020 in relation to last year's chaos and violent incidents, the Hong Kong Police Force said Thursday.
Among the arrested, 2,266 have been charged with crimes including rioting, unlawful assembly and possession of offensive weapons, among others.
The police said 532 out of the 635 offenders who have gone through judicial proceedings are subject to legal consequences.
The police stressed that during the COVID-19 epidemic, the public should not only maintain a social distance, but also keep an absolute distance from committing crimes.