6th August 2019 – (Hong Kong) Some protesters have gone rogue and threw molotov cocktails at a taxi passing by yesterday during the riot yesterday. Their actions severely undermined the safety of other civilians in the city.
Most pro-democracy media outlets in Hong Kong would avoid reporting this incident as it paints a bad image of the protesters.
Protesters have become increasingly irresponsible and violent over the weeks by barricading major roads and tunnels in the city. Cross Harbour Tunnel has been blocked for multiple times in the past two days while several roads in the city including Tuen Mun Road, Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long, Hennessy Road in Causeway Bay and Harcourt Road have been blocked. In various districts, protesters besieged local police stations in the city, vandalised their exterior walls and hurled bricks into the compound.
Trains from Sheung Shui were affected yesterday because bicycles, steel bars, trolley carts and other objects were placed on East Rail line railway track. Their irresponsible acts may cause the derailment of trains and result in catastrophic accidents. Objects were also placed in between gaps at platforms at various MTR stations to block the doors.
One of the five demands of protesters included retraction of the use of the word ‘RIOT ‘ by the government. The actions of these protesters have clearly deviated from their original peaceful demonstrations and some of the protesters’ violent behaviour recently would aptly be described as riot.
The protesters have blamed the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam for her lack of response to their demands and hence some have turned rogue to pressurise the government further. We have always maintained that two wrongs do not make a right. Protesters have freedom of speech to express their demands, on the other hand, they also must take into account the consequences resulted from their selfish actions by challenging the rule of law.