27th October, 2014
Claudia Mo: Police and Ordinary Citizens are Not Equal because they Carry Guns and Professional Trained. You Cannot Simply Say “Police are Human” and Claim Protesters are in the Wrong in All Sense
Legislative Council’s Panel on Security continues to debate on the Occupy Movement today. The Security Bureau selectively showed footages of protesters charging and shouting at the police, and most of the videos are from the website and Facebook page Speak Out Hong Kong, a well-known pro-CY Leung page. Lai Tung-kwok, Secretary of Security, stressed that all the footages are from online.
Claudia Mo from Civic Party criticised the government for not being fair in showcasing only one side of the argument and questioned why no videos of the night when teargas canisters were fired at protesters and anti-occupy thugs beat up protesters were shown. She also said that the Bureau kept asking the citizens to try to understand the police, even though she agrees that “police are human beings”, they are professionally trained and are geared with helmets, shields, truncheons and pepper spray. She said that the Bureau should not always blame the protesters for any physical conflicts during the protest.