Hong Kong police force has defended the actions of officers who pushed a 12-year-old girl to the ground in a shocking scene that was captured on video and quickly went viral. Police in riot gear stormed a rally in China on Sunday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
The little girl did not take part in the struggle, but walked through the cityAn area for buying art objects when you meet the police in body armor. In the video of the incident, he is deceived by the police and tries to get out quickly, but she is chased by an officer and quickly gets stuck on the ground.
The SCMP said in a statement on Monday that the girl was found to be acting “suspiciously” and that she and her brother were briefly arrested along with six others for failing to heed repeated warnings to leave the area. Police insisted the officers involved used “minimal force”, BBC News reported.
Billy Wong Wai-yuk of the Hong Kong Children’s Rights Committee, who spoke with the SCMP, called the police officer’s actions “unacceptable” and pointed out that the woman was clearly a minor and unarmed. “They may have stopped her or used other means instead of dealing with her on the ground.”
The incident comes after months of serious allegations against Hong Kong police force in dealing with protesters.Imposed in the region by Central government.
Hundreds of protesters have been rounded up since the first protests erupted last year, triggered by a proposed law that could weaken the region’s independent judiciary. After several months of protests, critics say China has imposed a new law that goes far beyond the law that provoked the unrest.
The United States and several Western nations have said the new law will effectively remove the semi-autonomy that Hong Kong enjoyed from Beijing since the province returned to China in the late 1990s, after decades of British rule. Imposed by the United StatesIncluding Gary Lam, President of Hong Kong.
The SCMP, citing anonymous police sources, said those arrested during Sunday’s protests were part of a strategy by a new police force to “quickly intervene and take decisive action to prevent large crowds from forming”.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. “Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.”