Police have arrested 5 security guards on suspicion of obstruction after they tried to block officers from entering MOSTown mall near the Ma On Shan MTR station.
Security guards sought to block the door, but the police forcefully entered.
The Hong Kong Association of Property Management and Security Workers issued a statement that the arrest operation was obviously aimed at intimidating frontline security guards. It forces them to obey the police under any circumstances and describe that “police power is excessive and human rights are betrayed.”
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Matthew Cheung, together with several Department heads, held an inter-departmental press conference on the afternoon of the 10th. Cheung said that as of today , among the 2,379 arrested persons, there were 104 under the age of 16 and 750 under the age of 18.
Some netizens feel that the police arrested indicriminately with excessive force and the situation is heartbreaking. A Central Flashlight March was launched today gathering at Chater Garden at12:30 pm to support the arrested security guards and students. Over 1,000 people joined, and a giant banner “Hong Kong Police Murders Deliberately” was hung.
At around 1 pm, the crowd walked out on the road and headed for Pedder Street in Central, occupying the westbound lane.