THREE-HUNDRED Hong Kong people - mostly families of Indonesian Chinese - yesterday protested over the treatment of ethnic Chinese as the threat of further atrocities grew. Marchers held aloft a large black cloth with a yellow ribbon - a symbol of remembrance of heinous crimes committed against Chinese during the May riots - and the Chinese character 'condolence' on it. Demonstrators marched from Southorn Playground in Wan Chai to the Indonesian Consulate in Causeway Bay in a rally organised by the Democratic Party. Some waved banners saying: 'We condemn the torture, the rape and the murder'. One protester, Indonesian-Chinese Wong Wah-sum, 40, said her parents and eight sisters were in riot-torn Medan. 'These rioters become inhuman when they lose their minds,' she said, demanding that they be punished. 'I am very worried that my family will be in danger if the situation gets out of hand. 'They dare not walk out of the house apart from to buy food. In the nearby neighbourhood, rioters threw stones at and looted people's houses,' she said. Ms Wong said Indonesian President Bacharuddin Habibie's promise to crack down on the violence had failed to raise any optimism. 'It's no use just talking, we need to see action. If he cannot have those who committed the crimes arrested, what is the use of making promises?' she asked. Another marcher, Wu Kit-ching, 56, has more than 70 relatives living in Indonesia. 'In the city of Solo, all the properties of my relative have been snatched. They escaped to the villages in the countryside,' she said. 'My friend's cousin told me how the taxi driver who drove her to the airport humiliated her. When she handed him the taxi fare, he told her to save her money to buy coffins,' Ms Wu said. Another Indonesian Chinese man who would only identify himself as Mr Lam, 56, said he had relatives stuck in Indonesia. 'I am worried about their safety, but since they live in Semarang where Chinese have been doing a lot to help the local community such as selling food to the poor at a cheap price, they are not facing imminent threats,' he said. 'These looters vented their anger and discontent towards the corrupt Government on Chinese, who are the richer members of the society.' The protesters handed a letter to the consul, presented a bouquet of flowers and tied yellow ribbons on police fences placed outside the consulate.