Translator:Doco文鼎; Reviewer: Wencheng
According to (independent media reports), today is the 21st of every month for the demonstration of the Yuan Lang 721 incident. There were not many people participating in the Yuen Long Station and Yoo Mall in the evening. The chairman of the Yuen Long District Council -721 Working Group and Yuen Long District Councilman Zhang Xiuxian appeared on the scene. He believed that the decrease in the number of protesters did not mean that the public had changed their views on the Yuen Long 721 incident. “721 has always been a scar in Hong Kong. It doesn’t mean that everyone’s views have changed.”
In the evening, Yuen Long District Councillor Zhang Xiu-yin still showed up at Yoho Mall to inspect the environment. He was asked about his view of the reduction in the number of protesters after the “Hong Kong National Security Law” was established and the “Gathering Restriction Order”. The people does not have much desire to the street, but they think the situation is understandable. However, he believes that public anger still exists, “721 has always been a scar in Hong Kong. Even if there are fewer people coming out, it does not mean that everyone’s views have changed.”
Regarding whether the relaxation of the “restriction on gatherings” will lead to a rise in the number of protesters, Zhang frankly said”Not sure”. He also said that the “Hong Kong National Security Law” “is a knife on everyone’s head”, and he understands that many people are worried about it.
He pointed out that as a district councillor, his duty is to monitor police actions and protect citizens from excessive arrests. Therefore, he decided to continue to inspect the scene and said with a smile, “There is nothing to be afraid of. The citizens have elected me. Only to do your part well.
Zhang was accused of defamation by former Yuen Long District Councillor Wang Weixin today, accusing his involvement in the Yuen Long 721 incident. Zhang issued a statement in the afternoon saying “Welcome to put the truth of the 721 incident to the court process, and believes that the court trial will reveal more information about whether the parties knew beforehand, their relationship with the white-clothed thugs, and the network of relationships with various forces. Regarding Wang Weixin’s claim that he put the lawyer letter in the Liandeng discussion area, Zhang said that he only put it on his Facebook page, and the post on the Liandeng has nothing to do with him. “I would like to express my condolences to Congressman Wang for his heartbreak.”