10.1 A stage hand arrested for possessing an accessory knife of 3cm
There were flash-mob protests across the city on 1st October, and many were arrested. A man working as stage crew was intercepted outside V City. Police found a mini knife from his backpack, and accused him with ‘Possession of offensive weapon in public place’. The case was sent to court at Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts on 17th October. According to the counselor, the man was wearing a backpack full of stage utensils on bike when he was intercepted when police.The man had explained the usage of each utensil and his occupation to the police officer. However, the officers insisted to charge him for possessing a 3cm mini knife. The magistrates ruled that there is strong prima facie evidence against this man. The case was postponed to 7th February.