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Rival rallies engage in war of words outside court

2017-02-17 HKT 11:36
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  • Ken Tsang supporters call for the imprisonment of the policemen. Photo: RTHK
    Ken Tsang supporters call for the imprisonment of the policemen. Photo: RTHK
Pro-police protesters and supporters of activist Ken Tsang engaged in a shouting match outside the District Court in Wan Chai on Friday, ahead of the sentencing of seven policemen convicted of assaulting him.

Tsang’s supporters called for the imprisonment of the seven while pro-police demonstrators said the officers had rightfully enforced the law.

After the verdict was delivered, a pro-police protester was seen smashing a picture of District Court Judge David Dufton, accusing him of wrongly convicting the seven defendants. Others hung a banner that read the judicial system is unjust.

On Thursday, the judiciary expressed serious concern over abusive comments made on social media platforms against a judge, and the matter had been referred to the Department of Justice.

The statement did not name the judge, but it came two days after Judge Dufton convicted the policemen.

The seven policemen were found guilty on Tuesday of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when they kicked and punched Occupy Movement activist Tsang in a dimly lit corner of Tamar Park in the early hours of October 15, 2014.

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Last updated: 2017-02-17 HKT 12:26