The police have condemned protesters’ action on Saturday, saying at one point, one of them attempted to snatch a revolver from a police officer in Tuen Mun while he was detaining a suspect.

In a statement, the police said the officer was making an arrest when he was assaulted by a group of protesters, one of whom even tried to snatch his revolver.

In dramatic footage shot by RTHK outside Tuen Mun Town Hall, a protester was seen trying to pull objects from the officer’s waist-belt while at least five other protesters beat the officer with sticks and umbrellas.

Riot police then rushed in to save the officer, who managed to hold on to the detained man.

Officers and protesters clashed in Tuen Mun at several points on Saturday after a march sanctioned by police was brought to an early close.
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Last updated: 2019-09-22 HKT 03:19