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11th Parade | Student reporters with blue flag raised at Causeway Bay Shopping Centre by Riot Police were stopped for investigation

2020-10-01T07:20:58.387Z

Today (October 1) National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, netizens launched a parade and multi-district rallies. During this period, water cannon vehicles and sharp-armed armored vehicles were on guard outside the Liaison Office. It is understood that the police force has increased to no less than 6,000. There are police officers patrolling in many districts in Hong Kong, and roadblocks are set up on many main roads and vehicles are intercepted, causing traffic congestion. The police announced earlier that they amended the definition of "media representative" in the General Police Regulations. Lu Bingquan, a senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism of HKBU, appeared in Causeway Bay as an observer from the HKBU to monitor the police's arrangements for the media and the behavior of the police media liaison team during its work. During the opening of the line of defense against Sogo in Causeway Bay, the police intercepted and searched more than 50 people, including two journalists wearing yellow vests. It is understood that the two are journalists on the editorial board of Shuren University. At about 12 noon, riot police officers started to intercept passers-by on Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay. At about 2 pm, a police officer raised a blue flag toward the mall from outside the gates of George Street and Fashion Walk shopping malls. Then more than 10 riot police officers armed with guns entered the mall to drive away the citizens, and were repeatedly inside the mall Raise the blue flag. The H&M inside Fashion Walk also closed immediately, and there were still many customers in the store. It can be seen at the scene that riot police officers are equipped with long guns and warning flags, including purple flags that warn of possible violations of the "Minato National Security Law."



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Written by: Chen Nuoxi, Li Jingshan, Shao Peilin, Chen Leilei, Deng Yongzhong, Wang Jieen

2020-10-01 14:50

Last update date: 2020-10-01 15:18

Today (October 1) National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, netizens launched a parade and multi-district rallies. During this period, water cannon vehicles and sharp-armed armored vehicles were on guard outside the Liaison Office. It is understood that the police force has increased to no less than 6,000.

There are police officers patrolling in many districts in Hong Kong, and roadblocks are set up on many main roads and vehicles are intercepted, causing traffic congestion.

The police announced earlier that they amended the definition of "media representative" in the General Police Regulations.

Lu Bingquan, a senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism of HKBU, appeared in Causeway Bay as an observer from the HKBU to monitor the police's arrangements for the media and the behavior of the police media liaison team during its work.

During the opening of the line of defense against Sogo in Causeway Bay, the police intercepted and searched more than 50 people, including two journalists wearing yellow vests.

It is understood that the two are journalists on the editorial board of Shuren University.

At about 12 noon, riot police officers started to intercept passers-by on Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay.

At about 2 pm, a police officer raised a blue flag toward the mall from outside the gates of George Street and Fashion Walk shopping malls. Then more than 10 riot police officers armed with guns entered the mall to drive away the citizens, and were repeatedly inside the mall Raise the blue flag.

The H&M inside Fashion Walk also closed immediately, and there were still many customers in the store.

It can be seen at the scene that riot police officers are equipped with long guns and warning flags, including purple flags that warn of possible violations of the "Minato National Security Law."

Riot police officers displayed the blue flag twice on East Point Road in Causeway Bay.

(Photo by Wang Jieen)

The FDC was originally scheduled to hold a parade on National Day, but the police issued a notice of opposition. The FDC's appeal was eventually rejected.

However, many people still responded to the parade. The police were standing by and arranged for water cannon trucks to go to the Central Liaison Office and Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Victoria Park to stand on guard.

And because the police announced earlier to amend the definition of "media representative" in the "General Police Regulations".

Lu Bingquan, a senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism of HKBU, appeared in Causeway Bay and said that the Journalist Association sent three to four observers to the scene of public events on Hong Kong Island today to record the police’s arrangements for the media and the behavior of the Police Media Liaison Team during its work.

He said that as of 2 pm, he had not seen any unreasonable treatment.

Two student reporters were intercepted and released

Nearly 3 pm, the police opened a defensive line against Sogo in Causeway Bay and intercepted more than 50 people, including two journalists wearing yellow vests.

The two refer to reporters who belonged to the editorial board of Shue Yan University. During the interview, the police officers suddenly "pinch attack" and were intercepted along with dozens of others in the line of defense.

The two also pointed out that the police would let him go after checking his outfit and copying down his personal information.

The staff of the media liaison team at the scene repeatedly opened microphones and asked reporters in front of the defense line to wear yellow vests and press badges.

The editorial board of the Student Union of Hong Kong Shue Yan University confirmed on Facebook that the two intercepted were student journalists. They were released after checking their press cards.

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As early as 12 noon, many riot police officers were stationed and patrolled in Causeway Bay. During the period, reporters were required to wear reflective clothing and press cards, and they stopped and searched people wearing black shirts.

Later, a man appeared in Causeway Bay with a yellow balloon. More than 10 police officers surrounded the man, searched the man’s belongings and let him go.

People's Force Chen Zhiquan (Slow Bi) also appeared in Causeway Bay. He said that the People's Force will distribute masks in Causeway Bay as usual at 1 p.m. today. He hopes that the police will exercise restraint and that there is no problem for the public to go out for holidays.

By 1 pm, riot police officers raised the blue flag twice on East Point Road, Causeway Bay, to warn the people present that they were participating in an illegal assembly and asked them to leave.

It can be seen at the scene that the police officers are armed with spears and warning flags, including a purple flag that warns of possible violations of the "Minato National Security Law."

Police officers enter the mall and raise the blue flag

At about 2 pm, a police officer raised the blue flag towards the mall from outside the gates of George Street and Fashion Walk malls. Then more than 10 riot police officers entered the mall to drive away the citizens and raised them in the mall many times Blue flag.

After that, H&M in Fashion Walk also closed immediately, during which there were still many customers staying in the store.

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