Hong Kong extradition law: Police relatives brave wind and rain to demand inquiry

Hong Kong extradition law: Police relatives brave wind and rain to demand inquiry

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Scores of people gather in Edinburgh Place, hoping for better communications between the Hong Kong Police Force and the public.
Photo: Nicola Chan

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Protesters fear that if the government fails to do anything, Hong Kong "our home", will be torn apart.
Photo: Nicola Chan

Members of a Facebook community page, Police Relatives Connection. braved wind and rain today to rally at Edinburgh Place in Central at 2pm. They are calling for an independent commission of inquiry to look into alleged mismanagement and malpractices by the force. 

The organisers, who claim to be the force’s family members or relatives, also want:

  • the government to respond to citizens’ demands 
  • the force to develop appropriate and sensible action principles and protocols for handling public assemblies 
  • the frontline officers to enforce the law “honestly, faithfully and diligently without fear of or favour to any person and with malice or ill-will toward none” in accordance with the police oath 
  • a police-citizen communication platform 

They will also march to the Hong Kong Police Headquarters and the Chief Executive’s Office and submit petition letters after the rally. Young Post was on the scene to find out why this is so important to them.

Female demonstrator says she was illegally strip-searched by HK police

 Many of the protesters were keen for the police to clear the air and strengthen their relationship with the public.

A mother of a police officer said that while yellow and blue ribbons are just people who share different political views, black and white must be clearly distinguished. She also urged the government and officials to take responsibility and set up an independent inquiry of commission to find out the truth of the anti-extradition law movements.

 

 

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