On Mother’s Day, police arrested at least 230 people in Hong Kong. Among them was Roy Kwong Chun-yu, a pro-democracy legislator, who was violently pushed onto the ground with the riot police’s knee pressing against his head.
Police later claimed that Kwong had thrown a water bottle in the direction of an officer and was arrested for “public misconduct”. Kwong was admitted to the hospital.
Kwong reiterated that he was monitoring police operations on the frontline and buffered the conflict between the police and the public. In a video filmed by Undergrad from HKU Student Union, Kwong in white was holding a loud speaker with his two hands, making it quite impossible to throw a water bottle.
Although Kwong was released unconditionally on May 11, the lawmaker reminded Hongkongers not to get numbed by injustice: “we have our rights to the street”.
Source: Stand News; Inmedia; Undergrad