'Convincing majority' supports turmoil inquiry, poll showsLocal | 2 Aug 2019 5:50 pm
The Project Citizens Foundation says there is a "very convincing majority" that believes an independent commission of inquiry should be set up to look into the unrest and violence stemming from the now-suspended extradition law amendment bill, RTHK reports.
The foundation commissioned veteran pollster Robert Chung's Public Opinion Research Institute, which surveyed 1,000 Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong residents about their views on the extradition saga.
About 80 percent said an independent inquiry should be established, while 73 percent said the government should completely withdraw the extradition bill.
The foundation's chairman, Tsim Tak-lung, said: "There is a very convincing majority among the people of Hong Kong, especially the respondents to this survey, for an independent inquiry, an independent commission.''
He said a commission should investigate not just the use of force by police but the use of force generally, as well as the cause of the recent turmoil.