Shoppers in convenience store are accused of violating Prohibition on Group Gathering Regulation

Ms Lee and Mr Ng were first in line to prepare for payment after shopping at a convenience store in Tung Choi Street. The riot police appeared out of nowhere, ordered all customers in the store to stop and check outside, and ticketed all customers for violating the Prohibition on Group Gathering Regulation.

Two people said they were unaware of the situation outside and were only shopping inside 7eleven when they were suddenly asked to go outside by police. They quoted the police officer at the time as saying, “Come on, all of you! Charge them all!”

Ms. Lee, who received the ticket, claimed that she had not violated the law and intended to seek help from the District Councillor and would reject the charge.

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 1 Section 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;

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