Hong Kong leaders apologize to Muslims after water cannon fired at mosque

​Hong Kong Leaders Apologize to Muslims

Today Hong Kong authorities apologized to the Islamic community following the mosque was hit by a water cannon as police attempted to disperse protesters during a banned rally that turned violent in Hong Kong after overwhelming protests police accidentally fired ink from water cannons at the gates of a local mosque, Report informs citing the Associated Press.

Hong Kong's chief of staff Carrie Lam and the city's police chief visited the Kowloon mosque to apologize to the chief Imam and leaders of the Muslim community.

Chief Imam Muhammad Arshad said the apology was “accepted” and that the Islamic community hoped to continue living in Hong Kong in peace.

During Sunday's protest, a police truck carrying water cannons drove past the mosque and fired blue ink at people standing near its gates. The police assured that this incident was an accident.

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