「反濫捕 抗威權」集會 逼爆遮打 “No Indiscriminate Arrests No Authoritarianism” Rally Floods Chater Garden
「社會及政治組織從業員工會」今日集會，主題為「反濫捕，抗威權」。集會獲警方發出不反對通知書。晚上7時至10參與人士已逼爆遮打花園。… Continue reading
The “Social and Political Organizations Employees’ Association” rally today with the theme of “No Indiscriminate Arrests No Authoritarianism”. The rally was issued a notice of no objection by the police.
The rally is held in Chater Garden between 7 and 10 pm. The organizers pointed out that during the anti-extradition protests, the police brutally attacked members of social and political organisations, including assistants of legislators, and violently arrest them for reasons such as impeding police work. They said that they only try to help people at the scene of the conflict. They do not necessarily participate in the protest. Instead, they were performing their duties. For example, they help to mediate between the police and protesters and provide support to those arrested. However, the police have repeatedly treated them brutally or even arrested them. Cheng Hin-ki, chairman of the Assiciation, said that there are currently 3 legislators, 6 District Councillors and 5 assistants to Councillors, a total of 13 people, arrested, with charges of illegal assembly, obstructing police work, and misconduct in public places.
The organisers also said that the government is ignoring public opinion. However, even if the government increases police force to disperse, arrest and beat thise arrested, it is impossible to drive away the people’s determination to pursue freedom, democracy and equality.
Thousands gathered at Chater Garden on Friday night (Sep 6), in the latest mass protest in the city. The participants flooded Chater Garden. Some chose to stand in the pavement outside the Court of Final Appeal. The crowds overflowed to Chater Road and Statue Square and shouted “No Indiscriminate Arrest. No Authoritianism.”