Chinese University reporter hit by pepper spray four times. She convulsed, fainted and was sent to hospital
On 21 March 2020, riot police fired pepper spray at reporters and passers-by repeatedly on Hop Yick Road. The female reporter of CUHK(Chinese University of Hong Kong) Campus Radio felt unwell. According to first aiders at the scene, the female reporter suffered from convulsions and paralysis of the limbs due to an allergic reaction after being sprayed. She needed an ambulance and was transferred to hospital.
Laws of Hong Kong Chapter 212 Offences against the Person Ordinance section 39 stipulates:
Any person who is convicted of an assault occasioning actual bodily harm shall be guilty of an offence triable upon indictment, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 3 years.
Police General Orders Chapter 39 para 39-05 stipulates:
All officers at the scene of an incident shall:-
(a) facilitate the work of the news media as much as possible and accord media representatives consideration and courtesy; and
(b) not block camera lenses.
Laws of Hong Kong Chapter 232A Police (Disciplinary) Regulations Part I section 3 stipulates:
(2)The offences against discipline are—
(k) unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority resulting in loss or injury to any other person or to the Government;
Relevant incident: on 21 March, the eight month anniversary of the 21 July Yuen Long attacks