Hong Kong, Aug 26 : At least 15 police officers were injured when the protests in western Hong Kong turned violent on Sunday night, local media reported on Monday.
"The protesters' violence disregarded the law and order. Police severely condemn such violence which was outrageous and overstepped the bottom line of a civilized society," Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said in a statement on Monday. The police officers have been sent to the hospital for treatment.
The escalating illegal and violent acts of radical protesters are not only outrageous, and they also push Hong Kong to the verge of a very dangerous situation, Xinhua said in a report. Sunday's marches took place in Tsuen Wan and neighboring areas.
Hong Kong's Commissioner of Police Lo Wai-chung visited the injured officers in Princess Margaret Hospital on Sunday night. Lo expressed strong anger and condemnation against the reckless, violent and unlawful acts and said the police force will strive to investigate all violent acts that have caused serious, even life-threatening injuries to police officers.(UNI)