Hong Kong police arrested 230 people on Monday for allegedly committing a crime of public disorder in connection with the anti-government protests that took place in various parts of the region on Sunday.
In a statement, the security forces said that after watching multiple calls on social networks to conduct marches, the agents suspected that violations of coronavirus measures to distance themselves from other meetings of eight people.
The police have therefore stated that they have condemned the protests “for violating the government’s disease control and prevention measures,” according to the RTHK radio station.
“Due to the serious situation caused by the virus, we urge each group not to increase the risk of infection. (…) The police will maintain a zero tolerance policy for violations,” the text said.