1,000 media reporters participate in a silent march from Harcourt Road to Chief Executive’s office

Picture credit : 黎熙琳 Li Shee Lin

14th July 2019 – (Hong Kong) More than 1,000 reporters from 7 media unions participated in a ‘Stop police brutality, protect freedom of press’ silent march from Harcourt Road at around 11am. They passed by Wan Chai Police Headquarters before ending at the Chief Executive’s office at around 12.45pm.

Representative from the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Yeung urged the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam to honour the Press Freedom Charter she signed before. He highlighted that freedom of speech is a core value that cannot be undermined. The unions and media organisations requested for an independent inquiry commission to be set up to investigate police brutality against reporters who were present during the numerous protests. They wanted the police to be investigated as to whether they were executing orders in accordance with the system. They also urged the government to stop issuing press statements and instead, they should reply directly to the various accusations.