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.
法政匯思再次要求香港政府全面撤回逃犯條例修訂。即使面對暴徒目無法紀的暴行，我們仍要堅守香港的言論和集會自由。即使離恐懼式管治已經不遠，我們必須捍衛核心價值，絕不妥協。(The PLG continues to call on the Hong Kong Government to fully withdraw the extradition bill. In the face of lawless gang violence, we are more committed than ever to safeguarding Hong Kong’s freedom of expression and right of assembly. We shall never compromise our core values because of the attempt to rule by fear.)