Riot police (PTU) request resident cards before letting residents pass
On 1st March night, protesters at Richland Gardens demonstrated against the COVID-19 designated clinic in the area. Some protesters threw petrol bombs to the planters. Later, Police Tactical Unit officers stopped and searched passers-by outside Richland Gardens, requesting residents to show their resident cards. In order to get home, some residents needed their family members to bring them the resident cards. Residents of Richland Gardens explained that there is only one resident card for each household and they usually do not bring it with them.
Hong Kong 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.
Laws of Hong Kong, Cap. 232A Police (Discipline) Regulations Part I Regulation 3:
(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;
Related: Protest against designated COVID-19 clinic in Kowloon Bay on 1st March