The Civil Human Rights Front is organising a public gathering on Sunday, July 21 from 7.30-9.00pm in Admiralty pending a successful application for a police permit.
The gathering will be held to push for five concessions from the government including:
- the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry into the actions of the police force during recent mass rallies
- the full withdrawal of the extradition bill
- the rescinding of the categorisation of the events of June 12 as rioting
- the dropping of all charges against protesters
- the resignation of Carrie Lam and universal suffrage for posts of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong and Legislative Council members.
In a press conference today, the pro-democracy group displayed a letter addressed to Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, convenor of the front from the police dated 12 June, categorising the events that day as a riot and denying them permission to hold rallies on the 13 and 14th on the basis of public order and safety.
“This is an official paper record clearly stating the police have categorised the protests as a riot. This shows Carrie Lam and Stephen Lo Wai-chung (Commissioner of Police) are liars.” said Sham, regarding the public statements made by Lam and Lo saying they had not categorised the protests as a riot. “The Front believes whatever Lam says, it is meaningless. They are basically all lies.”