No fewer than 65 persons were arrested, weekend, by Hong Kong police over the sustained anti-government protests.
Among those arrested was a 12-year-old lad, the police disclosed in a statement on Monday.
The police charged the protesters with various offences including unlawful assembly, possession of an offensive weapon, and assaulting police officers.
ThSome of the protesters were seen throwing rocks and petrol bombs at riot police from behind barricades assembled on major roads in the Kowloon peninsula.
Late on Sunday, a group armed with bamboo poles also clashed with riot police, prompting one officer to fire a warning shot with his service weapon.
Police, in turn, deployed water cannon for the first time on protesters on Sunday and used extensive tear gas over the weekend in an attempt to disperse crowds.
According to Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority, a total of 48 people sustained varying degrees of injury over the weekend. More than 830 people have been arrested since protests began on June 9.