二萬人港島西集會 反對制度暴力 20,000 Rally at Island West Against Institutional Violence
「港島西集會」，人群迫爆卑路乍灣公園及海傍。公園中有一巨型直幅，寫上「反對制度暴力 我要真普選」，遣責警方對示威者濫用暴力、濫捕濫告。… Continue reading
The 4 August “Hong Kong Island West Rally” originally aimed at a march. However, police objected to the heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic of the route while the road is narrow. If there is violent conflict, it is difficult for the police to enforce the law. Therefore, only a rally is approved. The organizer later changed the venue to Belcher Bay Park.
The massive crowd filled Belcher Bay Park and overflowed into the streets in all directions and the waterfront. There was a giant banner in the middle of the park reading “Anti-Institutional Violence. We want real universal suffrage.” A huge vertical banner at the main stage reads “Withdrawal of The Evil Laws.”
Ms Kwong, one of the organisers, spoke at the rally and criticized the government for suppressing the protesters. The night before, Police Tactical Unit was deployed against ordinary civilians in Wong Tai Sin, but indulged the indiscriminate mob attack at Yuen Long. Excessive force was used by the police followed by indiscriminate arrests and charges. Ms Kwong pointed out that all the signs show that the government has never faced up to its own problems. Therefore, no matter how tired we are, we must continue to stand up.