法政匯思

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【法政匯思就2月8日警方在屯門市廣場內使用胡椒噴霧的聲明】

 

法政匯思關注警方本月8日於屯門市廣場室內多次向群眾近距離噴射胡椒噴霧。由不少網絡上的片段(如下)可見,商場內人群眾多,而示威者旁邊亦站有一定數量的市民、記者及旅客等。

 

就上述事宜,我們並不會草率地妄下結論。但同時,我們促請警方澄清(1)當時決定施放胡椒噴霧的原則及詳細理由;及(2)在考慮使用武力的過程中,警方對於在室內及群眾(當中包括一定人數的非示威者)不容易疏散的環境下近距離使用胡椒噴霧作出了甚麼風險評估,包括噴霧在這環境下製造更高程度混亂、甚至導致危險的「人踩人」的風險。

 

法政匯思

2015年2月10日

 

STATEMENT BY THE PROGRESSIVE LAWYERS GROUP IN RESPECT OF THE DEPLOYMENT OF PEPPER SPRAY BY THE POLICE ON 8 FEBRUARY 2015 INSIDE TUEN MUN TOWN PLAZA

 

The PLG is concerned about the repeated deployment of pepper spray by police officers in close quarters on 8 February 2015 inside Tuen Mun Town Plaza. Many videos available online (such as the link below) show that there were a significant number of bystanders, journalists and shoppers alongside the protestors.

 

As regards the above, we will not rush prematurely to any conclusions. However, we urge the police to clarify and provide: (1) detailed reasons and justifications for the use of pepper spray in the circumstances, and (2) in their considerations as regards the use of force, the risk assessment undertaken by police officers before deploying pepper spray at close quarters in an indoor, closed off environment against the crowd (which included a significant number of bystanders), such as the risks of creating heightened panic amongst the crowd, or even a dangerous stampede.

 

Progressive Lawyers Group

10 February 2015

 

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