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ort on Tuesday night were strongly condemned by the central government on Wednesday.

Spokeswoman condemns violent attacks

上海夜生活Spokeswoman Xu Luying for the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office ex

pressed great indignation over the serious violence in a statement, saying that the c

entral government supported Hong Kong police action to arrest the rioters.上海夜生活品茶微信

Xu said the violence at the airport on Tuesday night, in which two mainland residents were illegally detained and bea

ten up by radical protesters who occupied and crippled the airport, was particularly shocking.上海夜生活

Meanwhile, the central government body in Hong Kong

also expressed “strong indignation and condemnation” over the violent acts.上海夜生活品茶微信

The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kon

g Special Administrative Region said in a statement that the detainment and brutal a

ttacks on the reporter challenged and insulted the media sector and seriously infringed press freedom.上海夜生活

At about 8 pm Tuesday, radicals tied up a man surnamed Xu, from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, who was seeing p

eople off at the airport. They later shone a laser pointer in his eyes and beat him unconscious.

上海夜生活品茶微信After rescue personnel arrived, the radicals tried to obstru

ct their efforts. With the help of police, the man was rescued after nearly 4 ho

urs. The radicals also attacked a police officer and grabbed his baton, the spokeswoman said.

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