Footage has emerged of police using batons against protesters on Friday who were not posing a threat. A video clip uploaded to Facebook today shows police in Mong Kok – under the supervision of Superintendent Paul Renouf – unfurling red warning banners stating “stop charging or we will use force”. Protesters – some huddled behind umbrellas – had their hands up and were not charging police lines.
Activist and share market analyst David Webb has published a video showing CY Leung directly contracting himself in an ATV interview yesterday. Leung denied ever having indicated to host Michael Chugani that he would seek re-election in 2017. However, footage from January 2013 suggests otherwise…
During the interview (in full below), CY Leung read from a copy of the Basic Law and claimed that foreign powers were “obviously” playing a part in the Umbrella movement. However, Leung refused to provide any evidence of foreign interference, a charge which protest organisers have vehemently denied.
Videographer Nathan Mauger captured scenes of police misbehaviour over the weekend in Mong Kok. The subtitled footage shows police blindly beating protesters behind umbrellas with batons, as well as evidence of officers obscuring their badge numbers.
The SCMP reported that the issue of police hiding their identification numbers had sparked complaints. One protester estimated that 40% of officers had concealed their numbers on Friday night.
Ramy Inocencio of the Wall Street Journal looks at where the Umbrella Movement’s iconic art will go once the protests are over…
Via Channel 4 – shot by Raul Gallego Abellan.
An Umbrella Movement video explainer by Anthony Amici.
TVB have aired footage allegedly showing seven police officers kicking and punching a handcuffed protester after they were arrested. The protester was Ken Tsang – a Civic Party activist and social worker. The beating, in a dark corner of Tamar Park, lasted four minutes. Netizens have attempted to identify the officers involved as Security Chief Lai Tung-kwok says all of officers have been ‘reassigned’.
Click here for a clearer version of the video. In a statement, police said they will investigate the incident:
A small group of independent film-makers (all of them foreign residents in Hong Kong) are filming a documentary about the Umbrella Movement.
Here is a taste of a longer film due to be released in a few months time…