Statement on the arbitrary arrest of the President of BUSU from Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions

 

This afternoon, the President of the Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union, Keith Fong, was arrested in Ap Liu Street, Sham Shui Po. After purchasing a laser pointer, Fong was stopped and searched by Police officers in plain clothes, he was then arrested for possession of offensive weapon. He was sent to Caritas Medical Centre. Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions strongly condemn the Police for fabricating a charge in order to arrest innocent persons arbitrarily, we demand for the immediate release of President Fong.

The Carrie Lam regime and its lackeys are obviously suppressing the students of Higher Institutions, spreading white terror and attempting to silence the opposing voices. However, in light of this, we shall continue to fight and never back down. The Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions call for all Hongkongers’ presence at the Sham Shui Po Police Station in support of President Fong. Together we shall protect students against this tyrannical regime.

Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union
Hong Kong University Students’ Union
The Student Union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students’ Union
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy Students’ Union
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Students’ Union
The Open University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
The Student Union of Hong Kong Shue Yan University
City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
The Education University of Hong Kong Students’ Union

6th August 2019