Hong Kong Police have condemned the violence that took place on Christmas holiday, defending their use of force against protesters who marched through shopping malls to disrupt business.
Police public relations chief, Kwok Ka-chuen said 336 people were arrested from December 23 to early hours of December 27.
According to the Police, Seventy-six tear gas canisters, 12 sponge grenades and 33 rubber bullets were fired to disperse crowds. Thirteen police officers were also injured.
The protests in Hong Kong, which were initially aimed at a now withdrawn extradition bill, is now in its seventh month.