Police charged HKCTU leader Alex Kwok on Dec 22 for organizing illegal assembly as a revenge
Police charged HKCTU leader Alex Kwok on Dec 22 for organizing illegal assembly as a revenge on Umbrella movement
Alex KWOK Siu-kit , who is the vice chairperson of HKCTU was arrested by the police in the morning of Dec 22, 2014 and was accused of organizing and taking part in illegal assembly. HKCTU and Labour Party went to protest at the Central District Police Station. We condemned the authority to make revenge on pro-democracy protesters in the umbrella movement. Alex was released at 4pm on the same day, he still vowed to keep fighting for democracy.
He acted as a marshal team leader during the Occupy campaign. He had previously been arrested for fighting in a public place, when he tried to subdue two men who threw pig intestines at pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, at the Admiralty Occupy site. Now the police made two more criminal charged against Alex.
More than 20 people from HKCTU and Labour Party protest this revenge by the government on the protesters. Mr. Mung Siu-tat, who is the chief executive of HKCTU demanded an immediate release of Alex Kwok and to stop making revenge of protesters of umbrella movement. Cyd Ho from Labour Party criticized that the HK police force was used as a tool of political suppression, which is no difference from police in mainland China. Cyd hoped that the public can be aware of the dark side of police.
Alex walked out from the police station at 4pm and then he urged HK people to keep fearless fighting for true democracy. Lee Cheuk-yan, general secretary of HKCTU and chairperson of Labour Party questioned whether police will claim such 'white terror as normal' and he said that the protest today was not just for Alex but for the justice of whole civil society in Hong Kong.