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'Operation inside station area unacceptable'

2019-07-28 HKT 01:41
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  • Director of Human Rights Monitor, Law Yuk-kai, says the police decision caused more problems than solving them. Photo: RTHK
    Director of Human Rights Monitor, Law Yuk-kai, says the police decision caused more problems than solving them. Photo: RTHK
The director of Human Rights Monitor, Law Yuk-kai, on Saturday night criticised police for entering the Yuen Long MTR station after they chased protesters into the area.

Law, who was there at the station, said he believed that the police action was unacceptable and completely unnecessary.

He said the police's operation inside the station cause disturbance to the people, rather than solve the problem. He said he saw some blind commuters and those pushing baby carriage were at a loss during the police action.

He said the police's strategy should have been to maintain a safe distance with the protesters, and it'd easily lead to injuries on both sides when officers and demonstrators are close.

Some of those who were inside the station were asked to show their ID to the officers, including Democratic Party lawmaker Ted Hui.

An officer had said young people cannot freely leave the station because they need to record the personal details of every person at the scene where there's a crime happening.

But when asked by some citizens to produce their police warrants, the officers ignored such requests.