Translated by billwilliam; Reviewed by Wencheng
The Hongkong Police disapproved Civil Human Rights Front’s (CHRF) planned demonstration marching from Causeway Bay to Central District at 2pm on October 1. The CHRF stated they would appeal the decision. Many people criticized the HK government for flaunting Article 27 of the HK Basic Law. They also questioned whether the HK or CCP government feared another “one-million-people protest.”
The HK Police cited confrontations during and after demonstrations in the past. The Police also cited that some people may provoke troubles because the demonstration route passes by subways and the Police headquarter, so they disapproved the demonstration.
The HK Police has never approved any other demonstrations except the one involving over a million protestors on this New Year. The public condemn the HK government for violating Article 27 of the HK Basic Law and for suppressing their legal rights of demonstration. They question whether the HK or CCP government is afraid of another million-strong protest. The people also question whether the HK Police will forever ban protests under the pretext of avoiding conflicts, which were mostly provoked by the police in the past.