逾千人撑消防救護 中環集會 Over 1000 Rally to Support Fire & Rescue Services in Central
在示威現場，消防員和救護員都發揮了必不可少的救援工作。昨晚（11月14日）在中環愛丁堡廣場，舉行「消防救護打氣集會」。逾千人向救人英雄表達支持。… Continue reading
At the protest site, firefighters and firstaiders played an essential relief effort. However, the Hong Kong Police Force is hostile to them. They have repeatedly slandered and mistreated firefighters with force. Last night (November 14), a “Rally to Support Fire and Rescue Services” at Edinburgh Place in Central was organised. It has received a notice of no objection from the police. Over 1,000 were present to express their support to these rescue heroes.
On-site participants first applauded the frontline firefighters and firstaiders, and then Reverand Lau Chi-hung led prayers for Alex Chow, a college student who passed away last week, and the citizens who were found to have fallen from the building the night before.
105 statements were received from firefighters and firstaiders. An anonymous frontline firefighter pointed out that saving people has always been a priority. However, they had been repeatedly required to perform additional non-emergency work, such as clearing road blocks. Frontline pointed out that have been treated unfairly by the police at the scene of protests, saying that they were exposed to strong light and obstructed from rescues. “We are not supposed to follow police order.”
He said that the management of the Fire Services Department did not truthfully reflect the frontline difficulties and offered protection. At the same time, there were internal pressures on the front line to be cautious. There are also many complaints that the current firefighter unions have violated their objectives and it is imperative to set up new trade unions. Firstaiders said rescue is based on conscience, not on political views.