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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo (with video)
     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, at a media session before the Executive Council meeting today (June 6):
Reporter: Good morning. Over the weekend, two dozen people had been arrested in North Point and Causeway Bay, apparently in relation to June 4, but they didn't really say anything to suggest overturning the Government, so could you explain clearly now, after those arrests, why? What’s wrong with their behaviours that warrant the enforcement actions? And was the National Security Law invoked? Or is it just about unlawful assembly because these are individuals, apparently? And why the Government did not specify beforehand about these consequences because there was really nothing specific from you or other officials to warn people about what would happen on their actions?
Chief Executive: I think the government position is very clear. Anybody must act in accordance with the law and they are responsible for what they do. The law is already very well, clearly stated in Hong Kong. In all public events, of course, the law governing these events include the Public Order Ordinance and also the laws governing activities that may be related to incitement, disorderly conduct, etc. The government position is very clear. Anybody must be acting in accordance with the law, and all such cases will be dealt with in accordance with the law based on the actual circumstances. The Police will continue to deal with such matters in accordance with these principles.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Issued at HKT 12:59
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