全港多區醫護 集會抗議警暴 Staff at Hospitals Rally Against Police Brutality
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Medical staff from the Eastern Hospital, Queen Mary, Caritas, Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret, Northern District and Tuen Mun Hospitals staged a demonstration in their hospitals this afternoon to protest against excessive use of force in police operations, riot police entering Tun Mun Hospital with rifles, and condemned male police entering the delivery room. Some health care workers in non-emergency services believe that they may consider work strikes.
At Eastern Hospital in Chaiwan, dozens of medical staff wearing uniforms in the hospital raised the slogan “Hong Kong Police attempted to murder the people of Hong Kong” and “Why can’t the medical carers save people?” Some people wear black masks and wear black ribbons. The nurses involved in the operation said that the “so-called minimum force” used by the police during the protests had caused serious damage to the right eye of the demonstrators and believed that the victim might be permanently disabled. “These are not the minimum force.” It is also said that police officers in the accident and emergency department have blocked the rescue work by different means. For example, some colleagues witnessed the police officers rushing into the consultation room.
The nurse pointed out that the rescue work is a race against time. “A second used is a second delay.” I hope that the police officers will not hinder the rescue work, especially the on-site rescue. Many first-aiders on the scene are also caught and injured by police officers. Another nurse also felt that the police were involved in the arrest and thought that the police “professed to be professional but not professional at all.”