Date
25 September 2017
A screen grab from the policewoman's Facebook page (left) shows a yellow ribbon. At right, a blue ribbon is pinned to a door in a police station. Photos: Apple Daily, Facebook
A screen grab from the policewoman's Facebook page (left) shows a yellow ribbon. At right, a blue ribbon is pinned to a door in a police station. Photos: Apple Daily, Facebook

Protest-friendly posts by policewoman fires talk about her fate

A Hong Kong policewoman who posted Facebook comments and pictures sympathetic to the street protests has sparked online speculation about her fate.

On Thursday, her Facebook and Instagram accounts had been deleted.

The pictures showed her wearing a yellow ribbon, a symbol of the protest movement.

The officer had just completed training and had been up for assignment to the Western police district.

She was forced to quit for alleged violation of police regulations prohibiting political activities, Apple Daily reported Friday, citing social media sources.   

The purported resignation raised concern about double standard in the police force.

No action was taken when an officer was seen wearing a blue ribbon, symbol of pro-establishment protesters, during a police operation, the report said.

Also, a policeman who stuck a blue ribbon on an office door was never disciplined, it said.

On Tuesday, Steve Hui, chief superintendent of the Police Public Relations Bureau, said police officers have the same rights as all Hong Kong people and these are protected by the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini constitution, and by international human rights conventions.

Legislator Gary Fan said that if the reports are true, the police are engaged in double standard and guilty of political bias.

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