Conflict on the 7th month commemorate of 8.31. Protesters were arrested, beaten, and covered in blood
Today, seven months after the Prince Edward Station 8.31 attack, many people gathered outside the MTR Station. Riot police subdued at least three persons, one of whom was pinned to the ground, covered in blood, and surrounded by a large number of police officers. Some of them held up pepper spray to drive out reporters and residents when they came close.
Laws of Hong Kong, Cap. 212 Offences against the Person Ordinance ─ Section 39
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm –
Any person who is convicted of an assault occasioning actual bodily harm shall be guilty of an offence triable upon indictment, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 3 years.
Police General Orders, Chapter 29, 29-01 Use of Force：
7. In Order to substantiate your findings it is essential that the following points be continually kept in mind：
(a) it was the minimum degree of force necessary to achieve the purpose and ceased once that objective was achieved; and
(b) The use of that degree of force was reasonable in the circumstances.
Related Event: 03.31 The 7th month commemorate of 8.31