Medical Staff 'Condemn' Use of Force by Police in Hong Kong Protests

Medical staff from Ruttonjee and Tang Shiu Kin hospitals in Wan Chai staged a demonstration on August 14, to “strongly condemn the excessive force used by Hong Kong police” during anti-government protests that had been ongoing since March.

“We urge law enforcement officers to control their emotions and stop shooting citizens, firing at crowds within close range and the deployment of tear gas in indoor areas should be prohibited,” Doctor Wilson Cheng said at the protest.

Cheng went on to criticize police officers for intentionally preventing medical workers from attending to injured protesters.

He said actions from police violated the “humanitarian law of the Geneva Convention.”

The protest was the most recent demonstration made by medical workers in Hong Kong after a demonstration was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday. Credit: Damon Pang via Storyful