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Funeral held for three police officers who died in Dong Tam disturbance

A funeral was held in Hanoi on January 16 for the three police officers who died a week ago while performing their duty of ensuring order and security for building protective walls around the Mieu Mon airport in Dong Tam commune, Hanoi’s suburban district of My Duc.

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Attending the event were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, and Minister of Public Security To Lam.

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan sent wreaths to the funeral.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wrote in the funeral book that the three are brave officers who sacrificed their lives to safeguard national security and safety for the society and the country.

The disturbance erupted in the morning of January 9 in Dong Tam commune, where some units of the Ministry of National Defence and competent forces were building protective walls around Mieu Mon airport as planned.

According to the Ministry of Public Security, a number of rioters, armed with grenades, petrol bombs and other weapons, attacked those working at the construction site.

Three police officers and one rioter died during the incident, while another rioter was injured in the incident.

Relevant units arrested serious law violators for punishment in line with law.

Hanoi police on January 10 decided to prosecute the case on the charges of “murder”, “illegally storing and using weapons” and “resisting on-duty officials”.

On January 13, the police issued a decision to start legal procedures against 22 people in the case.

According to Chief of the Office and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security To An Xo, the present security situation and social order in Dong Tam commune are basically stable, with local residents doing their daily activities normally.

The competent units are continuing to build the walls at the Mieu Mon airport as planned.