Police stopped journalist and questioned the authenticity of Central Government Office press pass

Seven months after the “831 incident”, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Prince Edward Station at night to express their demand for justice, while a number of Yau Tsim Mong District Councillors placed cardboard boxes for people to leave flowers.

Dozens of protesters were taken away, and some were injured, after riot police arrived at the scene at 8 p.m., accusing the protesters of illegal assembly, and warned that it was illegal for more than four people to gather.

One of our journalists was stopped by a riot police officer while reporting. The journalist presented their press pass for us, and a Central Government Office (CGO) press pass to identify themselves. Riot police officers questioned the authenticity of the CGO press pass, saying it was badly designed. Another member of the media liaison team then arrived to mediate.

POLICE GENERAL ORDERS – CHAPTER 39 POLICE, PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS 39-05 Working with Media Representatives 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.

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