Communist Driver’s Arrest in Hong Kong Becomes Internet Sensation
HONG KONG—In the early hours of Sept 8, a 7-seater luxury SUV with license plates allowing driving in Hong Kong and China, with emblems of various committees and clubs, lost control along Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong smashing into the railings along the pedestrian walkway. A video of the subsequent arrest of the driver proved to be irresistible viewing on the Internet, which was perhaps a sign of the great resentment in Hong Kong towards the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
When Hong Kong Police investigated the crash, asking the driver to show documents and take an alcohol test, the man screamed “I am Communist Party,” which angered the Hong Kong Police.
The Police replied in a loud voice: “So what if you are Communist Party? I am Hong Kong Police. If you do not show your driver’s license and identity card, I will arrest you.” When the man did not comply, he was handcuffed and taken to the Police Station for further investigation.
Later that day a video of the incident that was posted on the internet by Apple Daily received over 300,000 views within the first day of showing.
Perhaps the video went viral because the Hong Kong people have never liked the Communist Party and enjoyed seeing a CCP member get his comeuppance.
Recently, tensions in Hong Kong about the CCP have climbed higher and higher. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is considered by the Hong Kong people to be an underground member of the CCP, a running dog for the Party.
The 50-year, one-country-two-systems arrangement agreed upon for Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997 has been seriously eroded. Hong Kong is moving closer to open communist rule.
This year on Jan. 1 and July 1, both considered special days for the Chinese Communist Party, the Hong Kong people held large-scale, anti-Leung parades. On July 1, there was a mass rally of 400,000 Hong Kong people who marched in the drenching rain of a typhoon. They said they wanted to safeguard dignity and fight for democracy. Their banners and slogans said “No” to Beijing.
Joining the July 1 parade were various Hong Kong celebrities, including ex Deputy Governor Anson Chan Fang On Sang, the founder of the Hong Kong Democratic Party Martin Lee Chu-ming, retired bishop Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, and the founder of Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai.
They wanted to express their support and to show their discontent with the Leung Chun-ying administration. Jimmy Lai recently has received several threats from the mafia. His newspaper published the video of the drunk CCP driver.