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Police urge public event participants to express their views peacefully and rationally

     Police appeal to participants of the public event being conducted outside a secondary school on Man Lai Road, Sha Tin to exercise restraint and stay calm, and to express their views in a rational and peaceful manner.  They should also listen to the instructions and advice of police officers and be co-operative. The Police commander at scene has deployed suitable manpower and implemented the most appropriate crowd safety and traffic safety measures according to the prevailing situation and circumstances, so as to ensure public safety and public order and at the same time enable participants to express their views.

     During the public meeting, most participants expressed their views in a lawful and orderly manner. However, a small number of people ignored Policeˇ¦s appeals and warnings, broke through the Policeˇ¦s cordon line and forced their way onto the carriageway, endangering their own safety and the safety of other people.  Police therefore took immediate resolute actions to minimise the impact upon public safety and public order.

     Police respect the publicˇ¦s freedoms of expression, speech and assembly. It is the policy of Police to facilitate all lawful and peaceful public events while at the same time ensuring public safety and public order. Members of the public should also comply with the laws of Hong Kong and social order when expressing their views.

Police Report No. 283
Issued by PPRB

Ends/Sunday, November 24, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:06


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