Four arrests for more than 200 June 4 graffiti paintings across the city

Two men and two women, ages 21 to 22, were arrested by police for criminal damage to more than 200 graffiti paintings related to the June 4 crackdown on Tiananmen Square in the city.

Police first found 53 graffiti paintings on various public facilities in Tsuen Wan after receiving reports from a dozen civilians on June 3.

The next day, officers also saw about 190 identical graffiti paintings in Wong Tai Sin, Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po and Yau Ma Tei.

It was clear that the graffiti paintings were all related to the June 4 incident. The case was subsequently listed as criminal damage and dealt with by the Tsuen Wan District Criminal Investigation Department.

After investigation and analysis, police arrested two men and two women aged 21 to 22 in Tsuen Wan, Wong Tai Sin, Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O between last Saturday (June 4 and Thursday) for criminal damages.

Officers seized 45 cans of spray paint, two graffiti molding plates and some clothing the suspects were wearing during the operation.

Among them, a man and a woman, both 21 years old, have been released on bail. They must report to the police in early July. The other two were remanded in custody.

Police noted that the investigation is still ongoing and warned citizens that criminal harm is a serious offense with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted.

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