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CY Leung offers reward over flag thrown in sea

2019-08-03 HKT 22:51
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  • A photo posted online shows a national flag that had been tossed into Victoria Harbour.
    A photo posted online shows a national flag that had been tossed into Victoria Harbour.
  • CY Leung wrote on his Facebook that the protesters' behaviour was insulting to the country.
    CY Leung wrote on his Facebook that the protesters' behaviour was insulting to the country.
Former Chief Executive CY Leung has offered a reward of HK$1 million for anybody who can offer useful information leading to the prosecution of whoever removed a national flag from a pole in Tsim Sha Tsui and threw it into the sea.

The incident happened just before 6 pm, when some protesters reportedly climbed up a cluster of flag poles just outside Harbour City and removed one of the Chinese flags. They then flung it into the sea and left the scene.

In a series of Facebook posts, the former Chief Executive, who's also a vice-chairman of the CPPCC, said the protesters’ behaviour was “extremely insulting” to the country.

He described them as "maniacs", and said the incident had deeply hurt the feelings of 1.4 billion Chinese people. He also accused the pro-democracy camp, including its convenor Claudia Mo, of supporting radical protesters.