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JCP Chair protests police suppression of civil demonstrations in Hong Kong

May 25, 2020
Violent suppression of civil demonstrations by police recurred in Hong Kong on May 24, with the use of tear gas and water cannon.

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on the same day on Twitter protested, "I strongly demand that the Chinese leadership call a halt to human rights violations in Hong Kong."

Shii tweeted, "China should comply with the international commitment regarding the 'One country, Two systems' policy. China should also abide by international agreements, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights, and the Vienne Declaration on the protection of human rights which China itself supported and signed."

Hong Kong citizens, since last year, have had protest movements against the city government. A mass demonstration took place following the proposal of a draft decision in the National People's Congress on May 22 to enact a national security law in Hong Kong.

As an excuse to exclude demonstrators and arrest many citizens, the police in Hong Kong used a government order prohibiting all gatherings of more than nine people to prevent the coronavirus spread.

Past related articles:
> JCP calls for immediate cessation of suppression in Hong Kong [November 15, 2019]
> JCP chair protests against Hong Kong police firing at demonstrators [November 12, 2019]
> Hong Kong ‘eggs’ fight against ‘high walls’ to protect civil liberty [October 6, 2019]
> Shii in comment opposes repressive measures in Hong Kong [August 31, 2019]
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