China: 'Police have gone completely hysterical' — Lawmaker on protests

Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council Claudia Mo condemned what she described as police mistreatment of journalists during the ongoing extradition bill protests, saying that the police «have gone completely hysterical.» She spoke to Ruptly as journalists joined a 'silent march' in support of press freedom in Hong Kong on Sunday. Mo stressed that the press «could come under attack just like... Еще that and treated by the police just like 'rioters'.» She argued that the Hong Kong police «have got the backing of this government,» adding that «they are feeling very liberal to treat anyone in the street that they think are not behaving, whether you are a journalist or what they consider a rioter.» Hundreds of people joined the Sunday march, holding banners reading 'Stop police violence' and 'Defend press freedom'. According to the march organisers, around 1,000 people reportedly attended the rally. Demonstrators rallied outside the police headquarters before marching towards the Chief Executive's Office.
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