According to Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao on the 17th, when the media reporter was interviewing in Kennedy Town on the 14th, Legislative Council member Xu Zhifeng and his accomplices suddenly surrounded the vehicle and were suspected of illegally imprisoning reporters for up to four hours, causing serious traffic paralysis in the western district. Several district councillors were sent to the scene to “pump water”. Not only that, Xu Zhifeng also complained to the villains and uploaded clips on social media, claiming that he had been tracked and bruised, thus reversing the black and white of right and wrong. Legal and political figures denounced Xu Zhifeng’s violent behavior, which involved a number of crimes, and called on the police to enforce the law strictly.
Hong Kong media reported that at about 7:00 p.m. on August 14, Ta Kung Pao reporter drove to the mountain street of Kennedy Town to stop for an interview. Unexpectedly, Xu Zhifeng’s hand-held phone suddenly appeared, moving from the front of the car to the interview car, close to the shooting. In the meantime, he did not wear a mask and behaved rudely, shouting “get out of the car” to reporters in the car. At the same time, a man suddenly appeared on the left side of the vehicle. He also yelled at the reporter through the window. There was a man in green and white glasses who was patting the rear glass of the car vigorously. Some people even tried to open the door of the interview car by force, and the reporter then called the police for help.
Xu Zhifeng started the live broadcast on the Internet, attracting people to watch, and surrounded reporters’ cars several times. Huang Yongzhi, ye Jinlong, Peng Jiahao, he Zhihong, Huang Jianjing and Ren Jiaer were also present. They obstructed the police law enforcement, constantly provoked the police, and repeatedly asked the police to “hand in” people with rude words and deeds. During the standoff, the interview car left on purpose. As Xu Zhifeng was on the right hand side of the front of the car, the interview car was ready to step back. When the car had just retreated less than six inches (about 15.24 cm), Xu Zhifeng outside the car “bumped into porcelain” and yelled, “why did you hit me?” When the police officers arrived at the scene and asked the reporters in the car, Xu Zhifeng forcibly asked for the personal information of the reporters, which was refused by the police and clearly indicated that the identity of the person in the car was a reporter.
following the instructions of the police, the reporter prepared to drive to the police station for further investigation. A woman and Xu Zhifeng rushed forward to forcibly intercept the interview car. Seeing that the situation was very dangerous, the traffic police pulled Xu Zhifeng back to the pavement. Xu Zhifeng suddenly pretended to fall to the ground. The police officer also lost his balance and fell on the ground. There were people shouting at the scene. Due to the serious traffic jam at the scene for 4 hours, the police helped to open the road and dredge the traffic. “Ta Kung Pao” reporter followed the instructions of the police and drove to the west district police station for investigation.
seeing that the trick of “touching porcelain” failed, Xu Zhifeng uploaded the clipped dash cam and live video to Facebook, and issued a statement against Ta Kung Pao’s turning black and white. However, Xu Zhifeng’s video clearly saw other people slapping the car body hard and swearing, and others tried to open the door and drag the driver out of the car. Regardless of the nature of the matter, Xu Zhifeng’s statement was placed at the top of the Facebook page to protect the short. A number of Hong Kong Island district councillors who solicited speculation continued to discredit the police on the Internet and blamed the police for the traffic chaos at the scene.
Ding Huang, a member of the National Association for Hong Kong and Macao Studies and a barrister, said that Xu Zhifeng had a lot of bad deeds in the past. The public has the right to know, and the media also has the responsibility to monitor the behavior of members. Xu Zhifeng incites others to encircle journalists, which is a serious violation of press freedom. If Xu Zhifeng and others surround reporters and make them have nowhere to avoid and can not get away from them, it is an obstacle to the freedom of others and is suspected of violating the illegal imprisonment of the common law.
Ding Huang also said that Xu Zhifeng didn’t wear a mask most of the time in the street, which was in violation of the “mask order” and the police should impose a fixed fine of 2000 yuan on Xu Zhifeng. Whether or not Xu Zhifeng and his gang slapped the car body would constitute criminal damage depends on whether the car body has any damage. If there is damage, the person concerned will have the opportunity to commit the crime of criminal damage. As a member of the Legislative Council, Xu Zhifeng knows the law and violates the law. The police should seriously follow up.
Lu songxiong, a member of the Legislative Council of the Federation of trade unions, denounced Xu Zhifeng’s behavior of threatening journalists and his gross interference in press freedom. As a member of the Legislative Council, he should not know the law and violate the law and urge the authorities to strictly enforce the law. The Hong Kong police said that the informant of the relevant case did not appear, and once again called on the reporter to contact the police as soon as possible to take his confession. (overseas website Zhang Qi)