【夙怨仍不絕 雪恨莫待秋——香港大學學生會聯院會就香港警方於八月十一日企圖謀殺港人之聲明｜‘The Bloodstained Drone of the People’ Joint Statement by Faculty Societies of HKUSU in response to Hong Kong Police Force Attempts to Murder Hongkongers on 11th August】
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‘The Bloodstained Drone of the People’
Joint Statement by Faculty Societies of HKUSU in response to Hong Kong Police Force Attempts to Murder Hongkongers on 11th August
In the past three months, seeds of resistance have scattered all over Hong Kong. Hongkongers have exercised their right to gather and demonstrate in a “peaceful and flashing” manner. However, the Hong Kong Police Force insisted on the violent suppression of civilians. The Joint Faculty Societies of Hong Kong University Students’ Union (hereinafter ‘the Faculty Societies’) roundly condemn the police force for defying the “International Humanitarian Law” on 11th August and attempting to murder Hong Kong citizens.
Despite repeated selective law enforcement by the police and public denouncement of such atrocities, the Hong Kong Police Force has displayed no signs of ceasing their abusive operations. The Faculty Societies believe that law enforcement officials’ disregard for law or discipline has trampled the rule of law in Hong Kong. Treating unarmed citizens as an anger venting tool is utterly despicable, barbaric, and preposterous. The police force’s act of despising the “International Humanitarian Law” is a complete annihilation of human nature, as they regard medical personnel and medical equipment as targets of attack, displaying no signs of guilty conscience or compassion. In addition, directing a shot towards the eye of a protestor, causing permanent blindness seriously infringes upon the bottom line of Hongkongers’ moral conscience. Furthermore, the arbitrary firing and abusive use of harmful gases towards civilians in the subway station within one meter resulted in the circulation of gases in the closed central air-conditioning system in complete disregard towards the safety of Hong Kong citizens. The culprits of terrorism have revealed themselves, as law enforcement officials disvalue human life and are becoming dangerously similar to terrorist organisations. The Faculty Societies believe that our city is in grave danger, hence we must fight till the end in order to greet the light at the end of the tunnel.
In spite of the long journey ahead, Hongkongers, living in the age of white terror, have been more dedicated and united than ever. The Faculty Societies reiterate that authorities must, at the minimum, respond to the ‘five demands’. Otherwise, Hongkongers vow never to give up. The Faculty Societies hereby demand worldwide human rights organisation and the International Criminal Court to follow the current situation in Hong Kong and urge all Hongkongers to commit to the General Strike, adopting the most effective and peaceful means of denouncing injustice and resisting against the endless darkness.
Architectural Society, HKUSU
Arts Association, H.K.U.S.U.
Business and Economics Association HKUSU
Dental Society, HKUSU
Education Society, HKUSU
Engineering Society, HKUSU
Law Association, HKUSU
Medical Society, HKUSU
Science Society, HKUSU
Social Sciences Society, HKUSU
13th August 2019