Hong Kong Police Make ‘Arrest Appointments’ for More Umbrella Movement Protesters
The Hong Kong police has scheduled “arrest appointments” for another batch of protesters who took part in last year’s pro-democracy street demonstrations on Thursday.
According to Hong Kong media, about 11 pro-democracy lawmakers and one teacher are supposed to show up at police headquarters in Wan Chai next week to assist investigations concerning their participation in an “illegal assembly.”
Democratic Party founding chairman Martin Lee, chairwoman Emily Lau, and former chairman Albert Ho, Labor Party vice-chairman Fernando Cheung, and Information Technology Functional Constituency legislator Charles Mok are some of the more well-known figures in this group.
In January, 32 activists were the first to be called up and questioned by the police about their involvement in the Occupy protests, which took place between end-September to mid-December in 2014.
The civil disobedience campaign’s most prominent individuals—Occupy Central trio Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming; 18-year-old Joshua Wong; Hong Kong Federation of Students secretary-general and deputy Alex Chow and Lester Shum; media mogul Jimmy Lai—were among those who received summons.
All those who reported to police HQ were released unconditionally in a couple of hours after they refused to post police bail. Hong Kong’s Department of Justice is expected to decide soon whether they are pressing charges against the 32 protesters, according to the South China Morning Post.
An estimated 1,500 people could face prosecution for joining pro-democracy protests in 2014.