A crowd of “patriots” went to Amoy Plaza this afternoon (14th September) holding China’s national flag, crying out slogans such as “Go! Go! Hong Kong Police!” and inviting resentment from dissidents, which ended up erupting in clashes with a number of young people arrested.
Soon afterwards, a video clip from television station TVB’s 3:33pm news bulletin was circulated online, showing a police officer placing what looks to be a knife into an apprehended male’s pants pocket, which has again raised the suspicion of police trying to fabricate false, incriminating evidence.
On the 11th of August, when the police was dispersing protesters at Causeway Bay, a NOW TV news live broadcast showed a riot police placing a rod into the backpack of a man who was also wearing a white shirt, who was accused to trying to falsifying evidence. Senior Superintendent Li Kwai Wah from the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau stressed that nothing of the sort had occurred during a press conference afterwards. He admits that the approach was not perfect but acceptable, with room for improvement.
(Image screen captured from TVB’s news footage)