A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly throwing eggs at the China Liaison Office building in Sai Wan last Sunday.

Anti-government protesters threw eggs and ink-filled balloons at China’s top office in Hong Kong following a mass rally against the now-suspended extradition bill.

The police arrested a kitchen worker surnamed Fung at Un Chau Estate in Cheung Sha Wan at noon on Friday on suspicion of damaging the Liaison Office building.

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Photo: May James/HKFP.

He was brought to the Cheung Sha Wan Police Station for investigation, according to unnamed sources cited by Sing Tao Daily.

The Liaison Office has condemned the protesters’ actions as “absolutely intolerable”  and has since replaced the national emblem which was damanged on the night.

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Photo: May James/HKFP.

Two-metre-tall water barricades have now been installed outside the building.

Liaison Office
Photo: TVB screenshot.

Yuen Long attacks

The Liaison Office has also denied it has any connection to the violent mob attacks in Yuen Long last Sunday night that injured at least 45 people.

It came after reports saying that, earlier this month, a Liaison Office official urged Yuen Long rural leaders to drive away any protesters.

The office said such reports were malicious smears: “The China Liaison Office strongly condemns such malicious acts making up rumours – spreading libellous claims without limits. We reserve all rights to pursue the relevant media and people,” it said.

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.