Leung Chun-Ying: Hong Kong shoud speak out against violence

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Added On August 16, 2019

At a press conference in his office on Wednesday, Leung said the violent incidents at the Hong Kong International Airport during the past two days were unacceptable and unlawful.
 
LEUNG CHUN-YING, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC:
 
"We must bring these people to justice. The full weight of the laws of Hong Kong must bear upon them, so that what we saw at the airport yesterday and the day before will not repeat itself. I think it is also important for the silent majority of Hong Kong to come out and speak out so that we have enough weight of public opinion, to stop these people from repeating these totally senseless and brutal activities at our airport.”
 
According to the Aviation Security Ordinance of Hong Kong, anyone who willfully commits violent acts at an international airport that endangers, or likely to endanger the safety of the airport or of other people, whether by any device, substance or weapon or otherwise, faces a sentence up to imprisonment for life.
 
Leung called on young people who had been misled into blocking the airport to return to reason and understand the criminal consequences. He also urged the public to put pressure on the radicals so that they will not dare to commit violence acts.
 
LEUNG CHUN-YING, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC:
 
“The violence at the airport does not represent Hong Kong. By far, the majority of Hong Kong people are peaceful, rational and law-abiding."
 
Leung proposed a reward fund to encourage residents to provide clues and help the police capture radicals who insulted the country, attacked the police and disrupted social order.
 
He noted that people in Hong Kong "enjoy freedom of speech, press and assembly and the right to strike, but must not bring politics to work or mix political stances, views and actions with work".