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Pro-police group demand return of extradition bill

2019-08-08 HKT 14:38
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A pro-police group has staged a rally outside the force's headquarters in Wan Chai, calling for the suspended extradition law bill to be resurrected and an inquiry into whether pro-democracy lawmakers have been instigating "riots" in recent weeks.

Dozens of people joined the demonstration arranged by Politihk Social Strategic, which organised last Saturday's rally in Victoria Park to support the city's embattled police force.

At their demonstration on Thursday, the group waved Chinese and Hong Kong flags and chanted "the mobs don't represent Hong Kong".

The group's list of around a dozen demands includes confirmation from the authorities that clashes that took place between protesters and police in Admiralty on June 12 amounted to a riot.

This, and the call for the extradition law bill to be brought back before Legco, are the exact opposite of two of the demands of anti-government protesters who have been taking to the streets for more than two months now.

The pro-police group also called for RTHK to be handed over to the community, accusing the public broadcaster of only employing people that are anti-government.

Some staff from the government department joined Monday's strike action, with some presenters also expressing support for the protesters' cause.

The chairman of Politihk Social Strategic, Innes Tang, warned that his group will hold more demonstrations if the government doesn't respond to their demands.