PTU officers storm into convenience store, drag a teen out while tearing his mask off violently

Near Langham Place, Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, members of the Police Tactical Unit crashed into a crowd of people all of a sudden. A male in 7-11, a convenience store, next to the site was dragged out. The man tried to seek help from the press nearby, but then his mask was forced off by riot police, even questioning him, “Why’re you wearing this mask?!” He was released after being searched.

The Basic Law Article 28:

The freedom of the person of Hong Kong residents shall be inviolable.
No Hong Kong resident shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention or imprisonment. Arbitrary or unlawful search of the body of any resident or deprivation or restriction of the freedom of the person shall be prohibited. Torture of any resident or arbitrary or unlawful deprivation of the life of any resident shall be prohibited.

(2)The offences against discipline are—
(j)making a statement which is false in a material particular in the course of his duty or in connexion with the discharge by the police force of any of its duties or functions;

Cap. 212 Offences against the Person Ordinance

40.Common assault
Any person who is convicted of a common assault shall be guilty of an offence triable either summarily or upon indictment, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 1 year.

Related Incident:26/1, Remembrance of the Mong Kok “Fishball Revolution”

Editorial Board, CityU SU