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Hong Kong youths challenge law enforcers with anti-police song and mock funeral

posted 7 May 2015, 05:54 by Hong Kong Independence Party

An indieband performing last month at Lingnan University in Hong Kong ruffled thefeathers of the authorities with one of their original compositions.  F*ckThe Police captures the younger generation's disillusionment with the HongKong police whose standard of behaviour has deteriorated drastically sinceChina's takeover.  In recent months, manyyoung Hongkongers have had first hand experience of the disproportionateaggression and corrupt practices of the police and have now come to regard thelaw enforcers with distrust and disdain. Various figures from the establishment have expressed objection to thesong.  Former Law Society chairman HoKwan-yiu said playing the song in public could be a violation of Section 17B ofthe Public Order Ordinance because the lyrics are intimidating andinsulting.  That section states thatanyone who uses language that contains threatening, abusive or insulting wordsin public can be imprisoned for 12 months and fined HK$5,000.  However, the Student Union president ofLingnan University has stood defiant against critics.

Separately,two days ago, over 100 people organised a mock "funeral" to bidfarewell to outgoing police chief Andy Tsang, accusing him of "corrupting"the force since he took office in January 2011. The protestors claimed they were participating in a "religiousservice" and so had not applied for police approval.  "Andy Tsang, go to hell!" the crowdchanted, as they marched from Southorn Playground in Wanchai to the nearbypolice headquarters.  Outside the policeheadquarters, the demonstrators used toy guns to splash Tsang's portrait withpaint in protest against his decision to spend HK$27 million on water cannonswhich would later be used on protesters.