While the Hong Kong July 1 Parade has just ended, the Communist regime abiding Hong Kong government began taking numerous actions. On the evening of July 4, four members and a truck driver from the Civil Human Rights Front were arrested. Only under protest did the police release them. In addition, Hong Kong Legislative Council member Leung Kwok-hung was released on July 5 after being jailed for four weeks. He appealed to the Hong Kong people to stand up for freedom. He also proposed a “five district Legislative Councils resign to fight for universal suffrage.”
Hong Kong Legislative Council Leung Kwok-hung was jailed for four weeks. After he was released on July 5, he trampled and burned the white paper that signals the Communist regime’s complete control over Hong Kong. He protested the Communist regime’s repression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong with the White Paper’s control over Leung Chun-ying’s government.
He lamented that after being jailed for 26 days, the Hong Kong democratic movement has been completely suppressed. Five people were politically arrested this year, which was unheard of before.
Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) is Hong Kong’s July 1 March organizer. On the morning of July 4, CHRF members Daisy Chan and Hong Xiaoxien were arrested. At noon, CHRF convener Yang Zhengxien and the parade emcee Hong Xiaoxian, and the parade truck driver Cen Yonggen went to the police station demanding the details of the arrest but were arrested as well.
The police claimed that the four CHRF members allegedly, “obstructed police.” The truck driver was accused of idling the vehicle, even though he only took two seconds to check if the rear door was shut. The police also complained about the slow procession of the parade.
On the same day, 23 pan-democratic camp legislators immediately held a press conference to condemn the police for the groundless arrests and the. political suppression, which has been dubbed ‘a white terror.’ The purpose is to suppress the peaceful Occupy Central.
Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council Panel on Security James To criticized the police’s charging the truck driver for failing to stop the engine as ridiculous. It will only show how low the police quality is.
Hong Kong writer Zhang Chengjue tells NTD that the reason for the slow July 1 march procession was the police refused to close more road lanes despite a massive amount of parade participants.
Zhang Chengjue: “Those who participated the Occupy Central or the July 1 March have frightened Beijing. They are who Beijing hate the most. The police are doing this to demonstrate their capability to Beijing.”
After the July 1 March, many Hong Kongers did not leave but responded the Occupy Central rehearsal initiated by the student groups such as Scholarism and Hong Kong Federation of Students. Around 3:00 AM on July 2, the police started to forcibly clean the scene and arrested 511 people.
Zhang Chengjue: “The police are actually under pressure from Beijing, but in fact manipulated by the Liaison Office. The Central Liaison Office actually implements Beijing’s policy.”
Beijing activist Hu Jia also indicates that the so-called Article 23 in 2003 was strongly opposed by Hong Kongers. But for more than 10 years, the regime has tried to infiltrate Hong Kong with hidden rules of the draconian laws of Article 23 to erode the freedom and rule of law.
Hu Jia: “They arrested 511 during the Occupy Central rehearsal. The process of the detention is in fact a disguised form of punishment, just like the police in China.”
To protest against the arrest, dozens of members from Labour Party, the Democratic Party, and League of Social Democrats have voluntarily surrendered at police headquarters. The pan-democratic camp called on all political parties who had participated in the July 1 Parade to surrender to the police station in a show of dissatisfaction.
On the evening of July 4, under protest, the police released the five arrested on bail.
Leung Kwok-hung called on Hong Kongers to support the resignation of the five-district legislators to fight for universal suffrage. The resignation will force each district to conduct the universal suffrage as a “de facto referendum.” He said: “The resignation and the referendum” is like the “Occupy Central.” The resignation and referendum is a ‘legitimate’ challenge to the Communist regime and the SAR government.