Hong Kong police arrested 336 protesters between Monday and Thursday, an official said Friday. Those detained included 92 women and minors as young as 12. The recent arrests bring the total number arrested to nearly 7,000.
Most of those arrested during the protests have been student-aged.
A spokesperson for the police condemned attacks from protesters at shopping centers and restaurants, as well as vandalism of subway stations, banks, and the electric grid, saying that the protesters are trying to silence dissenting opinions.
"Their scheme is to silence those who hold dissenting views and to terrorize the public. Whoever disagrees with their violence will be met with violence," the spokesperson said.