Police look into crowd booing national anthem in mall

Local | 29 Jul 2021 10:02 pm

It was understood that police are now looking into the crowd booing China's national anthem in a shopping mall, which was played after Edgar Cheung Ka-long won a gold medal in foil fencing.

Large crowd gathered at apm, a shopping mall in Kwun Tong on Monday to witness Cheung made history and brought home the second gold medal of the city.

Yet as Cheung stepped on the stage and the China's national anthem was playing, crowd at the mall started booing.

Some shouted “We are Hong Kong!” while others echoed by clapping. Some even flew the British Hong Kong flag.

It was understood that police have already initiated an investigation and officers will collect evidence including footage from security camera.

Legal professionals said the incident could contravene both the National Anthem Ordinance and the National Security Law at the same time.

They added that the large crowd, in black shirts, chanting slogans that stress Hongkongers' identity while the anthem was playing, was an act of advocating Hong Kong independence.



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