Mistreats Student Journalist upon Stop and Search, “Fake Journalist Has No Right to Cover News”
Police PTU squads in anti-riot gear set up defense lines in bus station near the Statue Square, conducting stop-and-search against citizens getting off buses. A student journalist from the Hong Kong Baptist University in reflective vest approached to film, and he was stopped and searched as well. Police officers questioned his identity as a journalist, claiming that he was “just a college student, a fake journalist who had no right to cover the news”. They also verbally provoked and abused him while going through his belongings for multiple times intentionally, telling him “not to pretend to be a journalist”.