The Spark Alliance, a platform to raise funds and offer support for the arrested protesters, was frozen by the police, and four people were accused of “money laundering”. Alvin Yeung, a barrister and a member of the Legislative Council, commented on this case in a telephone interview with Commercial Radio Hong Kong on December 26. He blamed the Hong Kong police, who should be accountable for the unreasonable action.
He also said that in addition to holding the money not to be used, the police action is harming everyone, including the reputation of Hong Kong’s financial institutions and status as a global financial hub. The arbitrary action has stirred up worries on individual property protection in Hong Kong.