Ma Chio Hong, who heads the Operations and Communications Division of the Public Security Police (PSP) revealed during Monday’s press conference that the police have finished investigating the case in which a local civic group chartered an open-top bus on June 5 to support the central authorities’ drafting of a national security law for Hong Kong, and transferred it to the Public Prosecution Office (MP) for the group’s alleged violation of the assembly and demonstration law.
Ma pointed out that the participants were holding placards during the group’s bus parade on June 5, which travelled from the Macao Science Center (MSC) in Nape to Macau Tower. Ma said that the group had not notified the police of the activity in advance, adding that the police only knew of the event from media reports afterwards.
Ma said that therefore, the police had decided to launch an investigation into the case. After investigating, the police found that the participants took group photos before the activity started, and they were holding placards, Ma said, adding that the police have concluded that the group had violated the assembly and demonstration law.
Ma also said that the police were still investigating an event on June 6 in which a number of taxi drivers were showing placards in support of the central authorities’ drafting of the national security law for Hong Kong near the taxi rank at the Macao checkpoint of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), to determine whether they had violated the assembly and demonstration law.