【光復元朗】警方反對遊行 網民「拆招」反制-會否墮法網?

有團體申請7月27日(周六)舉辦「光復元朗」遊行,警方今日(25日)下午去信申請人,列出五點理由,表明反對遊行申請。法政匯思召集人、大律師吳宗鑾直言,警方對遊行申請發出「反對通知書」十分罕見,而在警方發出反對通知書下,參與遊行者都有機會被控「未經批准集結」罪,最高刑罰可以判監5年。 警方表明反對「光復元朗」遊行後,有網民提出「拆招」,例如辦一人遊行、在遊行路線「行街」、唱聖詩等。但這種做法會否墮入法網?

Organiser vows to push ahead with Yuen Long march after Hong Kong police refuse permission, citing safety concerns

The organiser of a potentially chaotic protest march planned for Saturday in Hong Kong’s northern town of Yuen Long has vowed to push on even though it would be an illegal assembly after police banned the gathering, citing a serious risk of violence. In a rare move, police on Thursday issued a letter of objection to the march, saying it was to ensure public order and safety, and to protect the rights and freedoms of others who would be affected, even as the organiser and scores of defiant citizens promised to go ahead regardless of the legal consequences.

【元朗黑夜】法政匯思:倡調查警方不作為 呼籲市民勿私自執法

西鐵元朗站剛過去的周日(7月21日)發生嚴重暴力事件,多名白衣人追打途人和乘客,警方被指執法不力,引起全城震怒。法律界專業團體「法政匯思」今日(25日)亦發表聲明,強烈譴責警方失職,要求立即把所有元朗行兇者繩之於法,並成立獨立調查委員會,調查警方的不作為。他們又呼籲,市民不要私自執法,免招傷害及刑責。

有法政匯思成員認為警方發反對通知基於的原因本末倒置

警方向星期六「光復元朗」遊行的申請人鍾健平,發出反對遊行及集會的通知。 石書銘說警方發出的反對通知,考慮的原因包括與日前西鐵站事件有關及近日有人在網上發放激烈言論等,他認為如果警方基於這些原因而反對,做法是本末倒置,因為如果發生衝突,警方要做的是去阻止衝突,而不是不讓基本法保障的遊行進行。

專業團體強烈譴責警方7.21於上環一帶以過度武力清場之聯合聲明 (Joint Statement by the Professional Organisations to strongly condemn the excessive use of force by the police to disperse protesters on 7.21 in the area of ​​Sheung Wan)

警方使用過度武力,罔顧市民性命安全,並肆意違反專業操守。專業團體對此予以強烈譴責,我們要求政府及警方作出詳細交代。與此同時,我們重申政府應馬上成立獨立調查委員會,以修補社會撕裂,化解危機。並儘快重啟政改,早日落實雙普選,從制度上徹底解決社會問題。(The excessive use of force of the police disregards the safety of the citizens and is a blatant violation of professional conduct. We strongly condemn the police’s actions and demand the government and the police to give detailed accounts of such use of force. Meanwhile, we reiterate that the government should immediately set up an independent investigation committee in order to salvage our fragmented society and resolve the current crisis. Moreover, the government should reinitiate political reforms as soon as possible and implement universal suffrage in the elections of Legislative Council members and the Chief Executive so as to resolve the problems of our society at a systemic level.)