Hong Kong residents en masse seek dual citizenship for themselves and their families!
The case of the 12-year-old girl is an emanation of what has been happening in Hong Kong for the last 1 year. It also answers the question of why the influx of applications for second citizenship in our Hong Kong office is constantly increasing.
And no, this is not a question of who on which side in the conflict sympathetic. People are just tired of being afraid, tired of incessant protests on the streets of their city, exhausted of breathing and living surrounded by violence! Violence by both police and protesters.
Police in Hong Kong is no longer the same
When you brutally attack a 12-year-old child, and thousands of people, including students and children aged between 12 and 15, have been arrested since the beginning of the anti-government protests, the logical question is: who is already serving the Hong Kong police? To its residents or to someone else? According to a Hong Kong poll, locals’ approval of the police dropped from 67% in 2017 to 37% in 2020.
The Police version of the incident
According to the police, the 12-year-old child was part of an illegal gathering and protest of about 300 people over the decision of the parliament to postpone the parliamentary elections by 1 year. Police say “minimum force” was used to detain the girl. The girl ran around “in a suspicious manner” and this provoked the reaction of the police.
Hong Kong parliamentary elections have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, according to the protesters, this is only a pretext to prevent people from voting.
What do the videos from the incident show?
The incident happened on Sunday afternoon in Mong Kok area. Two policemen approach the girl. Apparently scared, the girl runs away, followed by the police. More police officers are involved in the chase. After about 20 meters, one of the policemen caught up with the girl and hit her with his baton. Another policeman knocked her down roughly on the concrete sidewalk. In the next moment there are 5 law enforcement officers on the girl. One of them pinned her with his knee. The others are actively fighting the 12-year-old. At the same time, a plainclothes policeman, but with a helmet and a baton, obstructs the path of journalists and passers-by… The girl’s brother tries to reach his sister to help her. He was also knocked to the ground and detained.
The girl and her brother were later released. They were issued an act for violating social distancing rules that prohibit gatherings of more than two people. The two visit a hospital where they are being treated for minor injuries and abrasions as a result of police actions.
The version of the girl and her family about the incident
According to the girl’s family, she was out that day to buy school supplies. She lived nearby. With her brother just passed away. There was no reason for the police to stop and check them. So the girl got scared by the police and ran away.
“The streets were cut off by police cordons so we had to double back to meet our family… but the police suddenly ran towards us. I was scared. They told us to stand still, but I panicked so I ran“ – shares in front of the local media “Pamela”, which gave her this name to preserve her identity.
The girl’s brother is determined to challenge in court the fine imposed on them for not keeping the social distance.
Is there a hope for ordinary residents of HK?
When protests and violence become commonplace, it is more than normal to seek a solution for yourself and your family. Neither the local government nor the protesters, much less the mainland Chinese government, can currently offer an adequate solution to the difficult situation. And peace is still a mirage. For more than a year, ordinary Hongkongers have been forced to live in a violent reality. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
We cannot say when and how the conflict will be resolved. Because we are not political analysts or fortune tellers. We only can offer some alternative solution. Some workable solution for ordinary Hongkongers…
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