500 doctors and nurses say they stand with policeLocal | 16 Sep 2019 4:38 pm
More than 500 doctors and nurses have signed a joint statement expressing their support for the police in maintaining law and order, RTHK reports.
The statement, published in two local Chinese-language newspapers, also called on society not to glorify or condone the use of violence.
It said it is worrying to see the police being demonized, and the rule of law being defied.
It also stressed that calls from some medical practitioners to support protesters and their demands don't represent the entire sector.
Those who signed the petition include NPC deputy Dennis Lam, CPPCC delegate Donald Li, and liver transplant expert Lo Chung-mau, who is also the head of the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital.
They called on all medical staff to put their differences aside and to provide help to patients regardless of their political views, jobs or backgrounds.