The Hong Kong police have apologised to a pharmacy in Yau Ma Tei after tear gas was fired directly into the store on Sunday night.
Posted by 前線新聞媒體 Front-line Press on Sunday, 27 October 2019
Multi-district confrontations unfolded on Sunday with protesters throwing objects at the police in Yau Ma Tei.
In response, the door of a police van opened and a tear gas canister was fired, hitting a pharmacy on Nathan Road.
As the store filled with gas, volunteer medics tried to rescue those inside who felt sick.
The force sent three officers to the pharmacy to express their apologies on Monday morning. They remained at the store for around a minute.
A staff member at the pharmacy said six cans of vitamins – worth around HK$1,000 – were damaged.
“They came to say sorry, please forgive them – but they did not speak about compensation,” he told i-Cable news.
The staffer said the store would try to return and exchange the cans which were stained with black spots. He said they would destroy them if you could not be exchanged, and it would be up to the store’s owner if they wished to seek compensation.
The staff member said his nose and eyes were irritated when working at the store on Monday.
A fan was switched on in an attempt to disperse the smell of tear gas.
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