In Hong Kong, where civil protests continue, the rumors that “three people who participated in the demonstrations have died” have spread in SNS, causing protests in front of police stations. The government and police have denied, but the distrust of the demonstrators is only deepening.
"Man Murder" "Police Police"
On the night of the 6th, a crowd of thousands of people gathered in front of the Mongkok Police Station on the Kowloon Peninsula side and raised their voices toward the government building. An altar dedicated to the "victims" who were said to have died was also set up, and a bouquet and imitation banknotes for the dead called "Maisen" were dedicated one after another.
The trigger was an assault incident on August 31 at a subway station near the police. The police officers mercilessly beat the demonstrators with batons, creating a bloody fuss. Firefighters who were transported to the hospital by ambulance initially announced that they were “10 injured people”, but later they were revised to “7 people”, so the rumors spread that “3 people disappeared” and “the dead were hidden”. .
The fire department explained that it was a miscount due to confusion. The police and the hospital explained that there were no deaths, but the demonstrators were in doubt.
The subject of criticism extends to the subway that cooperated with the police investigation, demanding the release of surveillance camera images, and the destruction of station facilities.
Secretary General Carrie Lam announced on the 4th that the amendment to the “Escape Crimes”, which started the protest demonstration, was dismissed. Is invisible. (Hong Kong = Hide Nishimoto, Yoshikazu Hirai)