自從二月八日(農曆新年年初一)深夜至二月九日(年初二)凌晨發生旺角魚旦革命以來,香港政府不斷以「暴動罪」(最高刑罰為監禁十年)濫捕示威者,包括本土民主前線的梁天琦(立法會新界東補選6號候選人)以及黃台仰,並在拘捕時對示威者採取不必要及不合理武力,對本土派作出瘋狂政治打壓。我等對香港政府對異見分子的政治打壓予以強烈譴責。

魚蛋革命乃是官逼民反的激進抗爭行為;由於食環署職員在農曆新年假期期間想趕絕旺角街頭的熟食小販,引起市民不滿,發生衝突。結果當晚警方竟然出動胡椒噴霧、警棍和盾牌,甚至鳴槍,以鎮壓示威;示威者基於自衛而還擊,實在情非得已。眾多年青人竟然為了捍衛社會公義而要面對十年的刑責,淪為政治犯。

我等要求香港政府即時停止政治拘捕及政治檢控,並且追究當日參與鎮壓行為的警員的責任。

上主曰:「爾居斯土、當秉公義、凡受暴者、爾其拯救、賓旅孤寡、爾無虐遇、勿殺無辜。」(耶利米書22:3)秉行公義,濟弱扶傾,是我等的使命,是上主的誡命,我等必須至死遵從,因為「仁義護人、罪惡敗人」(箴言 13:6)。

主後二零一六年二月二十一日
大齋期第二主日
聖法蘭西斯街頭小聖堂

按:新東候選人包括 1.劉志成(獨立) 2.黃成智(新思維) 3.周浩鼎(民建聯) 4.梁思豪(獨立) 5.方國珊(獨立) 6.梁天琦(本土民主前線) 7.楊岳橋(公民黨)

A Declaration Urging the Hong Kong Government to Stop Political Oppression

Since the Mong Kok Fishball Revolution happened from the midnight on 8th February (1st Day of the Lunar New Year) to early in the morning on 9th February (2nd Day of Lunar New Year), the Hong Kong government keeps on arresting the protestors for “Riot” (to imprisonment for 10 years), including Edward Leung (the candidate number 6 of the New Territories East Legislative Council By-Election) and Ray Wong from the Hong Kong Indigenous. Moreover the police used unnecessary and unreasonable forces when they were arresting the protestors, which is a crazy political oppression against localism. We strongly condemn the politlcal oppression by the Hong Kong government on the dissidents.

The Fishball Revolution is a radical resistance against the tyranny. The officers of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department tried to prosecute all the hawkers in Mong Kok during Lunar New Year holiday, which aroused the discontent of the citizens and led to conflicts. As a result the police used pepper spray, truncheon and shields against the protestors and even fired warning shots. Inevitably the protesters hit back for self-defence. Many young people have become political prisoners and are now facing with the prosecution of imprisonment for 10 years just because they defend the social justice.

We demand the Hong Kong government to stop political arrests and prosecutions, but investigate the responsibilities of the police who involved in the suppression of the demonstration.

The Lord said, “Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.” (Jeremiah 22:3) Executing righteousness and defending the poor is our mission and the Lord’s commandment to us. We must be faithful to the commandment unto death, for “Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.” (Proverbs 13:6)

21st February, 2016
The 2nd Sunday of Lent
St Francis Chapel on the Street

Note: the candidates of the New Territories East By-Election 2016 are: (1) Lau Chi-sing, (2) Wong Sing-chi, (3) Holden Chow Ho-ding, (4) Albert Leung Sze-ho, (5) Christine Fong Lwok-shan, (6) Edward Leung Tin-kei and (7) Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu

http://polymerhk.com/articles/2016/02/22/28430/