Flasher 'dares' students to post his pics online

Top News | Stella Wong 11 Sep 2019

A flasher tried to shock secondary students forming a human chain near a Tai Po school yesterday morning. But students largely ignored the man in his 60s.

The incident happened outside Carmel Pak U Secondary School as nearly 1,000 students and alumni from 13 schools formed a chain for a second day.

The chain stretched for two kilometers from the MTR Tai Po Market station, passing Elegant Garden and Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School, crossing the Lam Tsuen River and reaching Tai Yuen Estate and Carmel Pak U.

Students in masks held hands and chanted against police brutality and the government for not responding to all the protest movement's demands.

The man who turned out to be a flasher made an appearance in dark trousers but no shirt near Tai Yuen Estate and shouted at those in the chain.

Then he dropped his trousers and underwear, showing his private parts, and allegedly goaded students with "Come and take photos of me! Upload the photos online!"

Several youngsters tried without success to reason with him but he ignored them. In turn, the students ignored him, and he departed after 15 minutes.

This crude action followed a Secondary Six student from Carmel Pak U being arrested after being hit on the head by a police baton on Saturday amid protest action at Tai Po Market station. Three other students and an alumni were also arrested.

The school has said the principal and teachers visited the injured student in hospital and stayed overnight at Tai Po police station to talk to those under arrest.

The principal told them that "each is loved and protected by teachers," the said, and "teachers sympathize and understand them. The school will make efforts to support the injured and arrested students."

Those sentiments did not sit well with former chief executive Leung Chun-ying, who went on Facebook to hit at the Tai Po school for condoning students' actions.

"The school expressed sympathy and understanding to students," he noted.

"We have to ask: what do they show sympathy for? What do they show understanding for?"

The principal and teachers "indulged rule-breaking students," he added. "They will be the ones who will taste the bitter fruits one day."

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung also weighed into the case yesterday to acknowledge a student was seen in news footage to have been hit on the head by a police baton.

Police received complaints about the incident, Yeung added, and he believed the case would be handled with established procedures.

stellast.wong@singtaonewscorp.com

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