Request regarding the legal reaction to the 2019 HK protests

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Victor Alamercery

Dear Department of Justice,
I have a few questions regarding the legal response to the current 2019 protests

1) Arrests related to the protests (since June)
 In terms of demographics : what age categories, gender, socio-economic categories ?
 How many arrests led to legal proceedings (as opposed to short detention in custody)
 Statistics of legal grounds pressed against protesters (riot? Assault? Arson? Criminal Damage? Weapons possession? Unlawful assembly?)
 What were the 5 distinct events (or days) in which the most arrests were made ?

2) Do you have any breakout of the protests in terms of what cause they were defending?
 Number of Pro-establishment protests ?
 Number of Anti-establishment protests ?
 How many arrests were made during Anti-establishment events and Pro-establishment events respectively ?
 How many people were prosecuted following the Yuen Long MTR station events on 21st/22nd of July, 2019 ?

3) How many protests applications were accepted ? How many were rejected, and on what legal grounds ?

I thank you in advance for your collaboration,
Yours faithfully,
Victor ALAMERCERY

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Dear Victor ALAMERCERY,
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Victor Alamercery

Dear DoJ Information,

I would be grateful if you could refer my request to the security bureau, I made one directly to them but they did not seem to have replied ...
Thank you very much in advance

Yours sincerely,

Victor Alamercery

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Dear Mr Alamercery,
I refer to your application for access to information to the Department of
Justice dated 16 December 2019, which is referred to the Security Bureau
for handling.  We are processing your application and shall let you have a
substantive reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Irene Kwok
for Secretary for Security

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Date:        30/12/2019 16:58
Subject:        Fw: Freedom of Information request - Request regarding the
legal reaction to the 2019 HK protests

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Dear Mr. Alamercery,
Thank you for your last email.  I am authorised to respond to the
questions as follows:

1)        Up to December 26, 2019, a total of 6 494 persons were arrested
in public order events relating to the amendments of the Fugitive
Offenders Ordinance, 1 070 persons under the age of 18. The distribution
of the arrested persons by age and sex are as follows:

Male Female
18 or above 4081 1343
Under 18 751 319
Under 16 287 125

Amongst these arrested persons, a total of 1 030 were prosecuted, aged
between 12 and 76.  The distribution of the prosecuted persons by age and
sex are as follows:

Male Female
18 or above 753 165
Under 18 82 30
Under 16 25 7

Riot, Possession of offensive weapons, Unlawful assembly, Assaulting
Police Officer and Criminal Damage were the top five charges laid against
the arrestees:

Charge No. of persons charged
(i)        Riot 547
  (ii)        Possession of offensive weapons 132
(iii)        Unlawful assembly 120
(iv)        Assaulting Police Officer 70
(v)        Criminal Damage 62

Security Bureau does not maintain other statistical breakdown mentioned in
the question.

2)        Up to December 26, 2019, a total of 37 persons were arrested in
connection with the Yuen Long incident occurred on July 21. 7 of them were
prosecuted with Riot.        

Security Bureau does not maintain other statistical breakdown mentioned in
the question.

3)        According to Public Order Ordinance (Cap. 245), any interested
group who intends to hold a public meeting of more than 50 persons, or
public procession of more than 30 persons is required to notify the
Commissioner of Police.  The Commissioner of Police may prohibit the
holding of any notified public meeting or object to a public procession
being held where he reasonably considers such prohibition or objection to
be necessary in the interests of national security or public safety,
public order or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

The breakdown of notifiable public order events application as follows:

Between June and Dec 2019 No.
Public Order Events Notified to CP 537
Public meetings prohibited by CP 26
Public Procession objected by CP 21

Yours sincerely,
Irene Kwok
for Secretary for Security

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Victor Alamercery <[FOI #430 email]>,
Date:        03/01/2020 17:36
Subject:        Re: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Request regarding
the legal reaction to the 2019 HK protests
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Dear Mr Alamercery,
I refer to your application for access to information to the Department of
Justice dated 16 December 2019, which is referred to the Security Bureau
for handling.  We are processing your application and shall let you have a
substantive reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Irene Kwok
for Secretary for Security

From:        sbenq/SB/HKSARG
To:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/[email protected],
Date:        30/12/2019 16:58
Subject:        Fw: Freedom of Information request - Request regarding the
legal reaction to the 2019 HK protests

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