Police call for calm ahead of Lennon Wall cleanups

Local | 20 Sep 2019 6:16 pm

Police today appealed for calm ahead of tomorrow's "Clean Hong Kong" campaign organized by pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu to get rid of Lennon Walls across the city, RTHK reported.

The anti-extradition protesters have said that they will defend themselves if attacked during the campaign.

Lawmaker Ho, who has been an outspoken critic of the protests, hopes to organize tens of thousands of people “to tear the trash that affects the city, clean the walls and clean the people’s hearts”.

In a press conference, the police said it was aware of the event, especially as the organizer sought permission initially, before withdrawing the application.

Superintendent Fang Chi-kin said that Lennon Walls have been a site where some attacks and assaults took place over the past three months, he urged people to express their views orderly and peacefully.

He said the criminal liability over destruction of posters depend on the circumstances.

Fong added that officers have been politically neutral in enforcing the law, and they're determined to stop violence and arrest people irrespective of their own views.

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