Violent riots in Hong Kong injured 80 people and calls for a return to the rule of law and rationality

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 Violent riots in Hong Kong injured 80 people and calls for a return to the rule of law and rationality


The editorial published by Hong Kongs Wen Hui Bao on the 13th day pointed out that the riots were premeditated, organized, planned and tactical enough to show that the struggle of the counter-revision, which was instigated by the opposition in collusion with external forces, was essentially to paralyse Hong Kongs governance and coordinate external efforts to curb Chinas political action, with the aim of shaking the rule of law in Hong Kong, destroying prosperity and stability, and endangering national security and development interests.

The editorial said that the SAR government and all sectors of the society must unite, stand firm and be confident, firmly support the police in fighting violence according to law, restore normal order as soon as possible and firmly complete the routine work.

Hong Kong Fujian Association of Societies, Hong Kong Guangdong Youth Federation, Hainan Hong Kong Association of CPPCC members, Hong Kong Alumni Association of Chinese Universities, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Association of General Managers of Hotels and other groups published advertisements in newspapers on the 13th to strongly condemn acts of violence that ignore the law and discipline, while expressing full support for the strict enforcement of the law by the police.

Xie Xiaohong, chairman of the Hong Kong Youxian Zhihui Foundation, said she was deeply saddened by the violent riots. These acts of violence are unacceptable in any civilized and rule-of-law society. She appealed to young friends to keep calm and rational, never try to do things by themselves, and never regret for life because of impulse.

Up to now, it is no longer just a matter of revision. Tan Huizhu, deputy director of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress, said he hoped that Hong Kong citizens would see that foreign forces wanted Hong Kong to be hit both economically and legally. She appealed to Hong Kong people to remain rational.

Wang Huizhen, deputy director of the National Committee of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the Kowloon Society Association of Hong Kong, said that the revision of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance was related to social fairness and justice, and that more than 920,000 people supported the real public opinion of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and highlighted the mainstream consensus of the society. Faced with the oppositions violence, the whole society should show strong public opinion in support of the amendment, support the members of the formed faction to persist in deliberating and passing the draft amendment in the Legislative Council, and support the police force to resolutely enforce the law and clear the court.