數百父母攜幼遊行 籲停止濫用催淚彈 Hundreds of Parents March with Kids to Stop Excessive Tear Gas
市民發起「保護小朋友」和平親子遊行，反對過度/不合理使用催淚彈及胡椒噴霧，在學校附近亦不例外，關注催淚殘餘物引致兒童健康問題。參與者在九龍塘沙福道遊行至喇沙小學，有小孩帶防毒面具；高呼「不要催淚彈」。… Continue reading
The police have fired over 10,000 tear gas rounds in the past few months. The entire Hong Kong is immersed in dioxin and cyanide panic.
Netizens launched a “Protect Our Children” parent-child march. Participants marched to La Salle Primary School from Suffolk Road in Kowloon Tong. The spokesperson of the event said that she hopes to hold a peaceful march so that parents can participate with their children. She also criticized the government for disregarding public opinion for several months. The police indiscriminately fired tear gas to suppress the protesters, even near the schools and worried about the health of the children. The police have issued a letter of no objection.
The march route will pass through many prestigious schools that many parents want their children to enter. They want the government to pay attention to the problem of tear gas polluting the campus; indiscrimate arrest and police brutality； and not to ignore the demands and opinions of professionals.
The purpose of the march is to oppose excessive/irrational use of tear gas; to oppose use tear gas in violation of the guidelines; to draw attention to the effect of the remnants of tear gas on the health of children.
14 current and former members of the Environmental Advisory Committee, including former Chairman Lam Kin-che, issued an open letter to Carrie Lam, expressing concern over the impact of tear gas and pepper spray on public health and the environment.
An recent article in the authoritative medical journal “The Lancet” pointed out that overseas studies have found that of 5,910 people who have been exposed to chemical irritants such as tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons, 2 have died and many have been permanently disabled.
At 10 am, hundreds of parents and children gathered at Stafford Road in Kowloon Tong, and march towards La Salle Primary School via Waterloo Road. Some kids were wearing gas masks. They chanted “Protecting Our Kids, Government is responsible” and “Don’t Use Tear Gas”.