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2019-08-13 HKT 17:33
The Civil Human Rights Front is planning to stage another large-scale anti-government march on Sunday.
The front says the rally, which will start at Victoria Park at 3 pm and end at Chater Garden in Central, is meant to oppose what it sees as the brutal crackdown on protesters by police, as well as the force's apparent tolerance of triad members, who were seen attacking protesters and bystanders in Yuen Long on July 21.
The front's vice-convenor Bonnie Leung said the front is trying to apply for a letter of no objection from the police.
“We can see that in Hong Kong, we have gangsters and we have the police force using excessive force against Hong Kong people. Therefore, we should no longer tolerate such misbehaviour,” she said.
“The (right) to hold marches in Hong Kong is actually a basic human right and it is promised in the Basic Law. We expect a high number of participants. Therefore, if the police only allow an assembly at Victoria Park instead of allowing us to have a march, it would create chaos and even danger to all the participants.”
Leung said she’s expecting a turnout of 300,000.
The front believes the rally would be peaceful, even though many other similar events in previous weekends descended into chaos.