Riot police and media liaison team get into a violent argument
Police claimed to have received a report that a crowd had gathered in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. A large number of police officers suddenly broke into the shopping mall at around 4 pm to drive people away and pull up a cordon, during which the reporters were forced back to a corner of the staircase.
A riot police officer tried to step forward to force the reporters back, but he was pushed away by the media liaison team, Bon Ko Chun-bong, who was on the scene and in command with the microphone.
The media liaison team asked the reporters to back off, but a riot police officer, suspected of being impatient, kept “pointing the finger” and seemed to want to force his way towards the reporters. However, Ko stopped him, and he probably said, “Hey, commander, who’s the commander-in-chief here?” Then the two teams of people had a clash. One of the riot police officers was more agitated and had to be pulled away by the other officers, as well as patted on the shoulders and swept on the back to calm him. However, the officer continued to voice his displeasure with his fellow officers on the sidelines.
Laws of Hong Kong Cap. 232A Police (Discipline) Regulations Part I Section 3:
(2) The offences against discipline are—
(c) conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline;
Police Force Ordinance Section 34:
Threatening or insulting another officer of senior or equal rank
Any police officer who threatens or insults another officer of senior or equal rank when such other officer is on duty or when such threat or insult relates to or is consequent on the discharge of duty by the officer so threatened or insulted, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500 or to imprisonment for 1 year.
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