Hong Kong Protest: Videos, photos of police brutality viral on social mediaDevdiscourse News Desk | Hong Kong | Updated: 14-07-2019 06:51 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 18:39 IST
There are videos and photos being circulated on the social media showing the brutality of the Hong Kong Police. The protests were held in the town of Sheung Shui against the mainland Chinese for allegedly littering the neighborhood and disrupting the economy. The police have managed to disperse the demonstrators but the videos are going viral on social media.
Peaceful youngsters and students were attacked by police baton which implies police brutality. Just another example of excessive force used by the HK Police Force, to whom the U.S. should not sell weapons. [White House Petition: https://t.co/cdnCdOASJd] pic.twitter.com/BQfVjdhiYS— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) July 13, 2019
Hong Kong Free Press shared a photo of a reporter injured by a police baton.
Earlier, an @AFPAsia reporter wearing a press vest, credentials and helmet was injured by a police baton and taken to hospital. AFP have confirmed the journalist is safe and well. https://t.co/ST2L07ihWT pic.twitter.com/C1CryFmUzA— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) July 13, 2019
There is another post being circulated that shows the brutality.
Pro-democratic camp councillor was targeted and attacked by pepper spray and police baton. Just another example of excessive force used by the HK Police Force, to whom the U.S. should not sell weapons. [White House Petition: https://t.co/cdnCdOASJd] pic.twitter.com/nRdK0DxOEN— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) July 13, 2019
There is another post about a female protestor pushed on the ground by the police.
Young female protester tonight pushed onto the ground by gun-wielding cops as part of the ongoing #antiELAB demonstrations. Just another example of excessive force used by the police, to whom the U.S. should not sell weapons. [White House Petition: https://t.co/cdnCdOASJd] pic.twitter.com/eDoMC4y5G7— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) July 7, 2019
Police in riot gear are on the scene, amid reports of pepper spray being deployed. https://t.co/ST2L07ihWT Leung Kam-shing – convenor of the North District Parallel Imports Concern Group – which helped to organise the event, said over 30,000 attended the rally. pic.twitter.com/C3GpSPZLru— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) July 13, 2019
Last week nearly 2,000 people marched in the Tuen Mun residential district to protest against what they saw as the nuisance of brash singing and dancing to Mandarin pop songs by middle-aged mainland women. On Sunday, tens of thousands marched in one of Kowloon's most popular tourist shopping areas, trying to persuade mainland Chinese tourists to back opposition to the extradition bill.
Anti-extradition protesters plan another demonstration on Sunday in the town of Sha Tin, in the so-called New Territoriesbetween Hong Kong island and the border with China.
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