Arbitrary arrest of tenants in private housing estates
Some residents of the Kowloon Bay Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) estate Richland Gardens surrounded the management office, allegedly due to their dissatisfaction with the management company’s sudden announcement to change the password of the main gate during a demonstration in Kwun Tong district. Police arrived at the scene in the early hours of the 25th. Some residents were dissatisfied with the police and started a ruckus. The police jumped off the vehicle and unreasonably arrested two residents, and then they rammed into the residents and shot them in the face with pepper spray; some kids and journalists were also being shot. They are all residents of Richland Gardens. The two men were arrested in the early hours of the 25th and were not granted bailout as they were taken directly to court in a police car. Dressings were seen on the right side of their faces and foreheads respectively. The two men were each charged with one count of “disorderly conduct in a public place”. The two were to observe curfew, to report regularly to the police station and not to interfere, directly or indirectly, with Richland Garden’s security personnel and not to remain within 10 metres of Richland Garden Management Office located on the ground floor of Block 9.