VANDALS SPRAY COURT WALL WITH SLOGANS IN FAVOUR OF LEGISLATION

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 December, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 December, 2002, 12:00am
 

Vandals have defaced a wall of North Kowloon Magistrates Court with graffiti in support of anti-subversion laws.


Chinese characters sprayed on in red paint read: 'In support of legislation on Basic Law Article 23 and put the Democratic Party on trial.'


At the end, the message claimed it was from the 'Hong Kong and Macau youth communists'.


Police were called at 1am and made a sweep of the area but found no one suspicious, a police spokesman said. No one has claimed responsibility.


The case has been classified as criminal damage.


Tens of thousands of people have gathered in support of and against the national security laws during the three-month consultation period on the proposals, which ended on Tuesday.


A Legco debate on the issue turned emotional last month with personal attacks and name-calling. Ravina Shamdasani


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