Police supporters lobby for law against insults

Local | 3 Jul 2019 4:24 pm

A group which supports police called on the government to enact laws similar to contempt of court of rules, to protect police from becoming targets of insult, RTHK reports. 
About 20 members of the Treasure Group, who marched from Admiralty Centre to the Central Government Office, said the government should enact laws quickly. 
One of them, Sandy Li, condemned the anti-extradition protesters who she said insulted and hurt the police during the demonstrations. 
She said the contempt of court laws have protected the judiciary from any insults and disturbances. Li believes such law should also be applied to the police force, as they are also involved in enforcing the law. 
The group has written a letter to the Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu, urging the government to enact such laws. 
Meanwhile around a dozen supporters, belonging to a group called "Together Heart, Protect Hong Kong" rallied outside the police headquarters in Wan Chai.
They urged the authorities to quickly arrest the “rioters” involved in clashes during past month.
Retired policeman Johnson Hun who was among the group, said he respects protesters who express their opinions peacefully, but said he will not accept violence. 
Hun said young people should stop seeing police as bad people. 
Another member from the group, who said he was a font-line taxi driver, said he came not to talk about politics but justice. 
He said believes the police has already been tolerant, saying no one has died in the extradition saga, except those who committed suicide.

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