Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong continued to swarm the streets to show their dissatisfaction towards Beijing’s control over the Hong Kong’s chief executive candidates in 2017. In a bid to control the protestors, the police resorted to firing tear gas and use pepper sprays on the crowd.
Hong Kong actor, Chow Yun-fat has criticised the police for firing tear gas at unarmed protesters. “The student protesters are very brave and it’s touching to see them fighting for a cause. From day one, the police was wrong to use the tear gas.”
“I do not wish to see any party getting hurt. It was a peaceful demonstration. There was no need for any violence or tear gas.”
While protesters demanded the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Chow said, “The resignation of any person will not help to resolve the matter. It’s important to find a solution.”
Chow urged the Hong Kong government and the protesters to discuss a solution, that is acceptable by both parties.
“The government has the money, and has China as backing. I don’t know what they are scared of. You have to solve the problem. You can’t avoid the issue anymore.”
Andy Lau also spoke up against the use of violent measures on protesters.
In a post on his fan site, Andy wrote, “No tear gas, no violence, no abuse. Students and protesters, please worry about your safety. You should know that your family is worried about your safety too.”
Source: Apple Daily
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