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5. Forcible entry (Section 23 Public Order Ordinance)

If a person enters into any premises, whether or not he is entitled to enter the premises, in a violent manner, he is liable to a fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for 2 years.


This offence is committed whether or not the violence used consists in actual force applied to another person, or in threats, or in breaking open any building, or in collecting an unusual number of people.


If a person uses force to enter his own premises that are in his possession or in the custody of his servant of agent, he will not be liable for this offence.