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The riot that occurred on the first day of Lunar New Year in Mong Kok was the serious large-scale mob violence. If the spread of violence ideology is not curbed, Hong Kong will become more and more unstable, and the social environment as well as the core value which were constructed by Hong Kong citizens with lots of effort over a hundred years would be trampled.
The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) launched a signature campaign today (February 12) to urge the public to make concerted efforts to pray for Hong Kong and resist the mob rule.
Dr Priscilla Leung Mei Fun, BPA Legislative Councilor, was accompanied with BPA District Council Members including Mr Chan Cho-leung, Mr Rex Li Wah-kwong, Ms Tam Wai-chun, Mr Alan Lee Chi-keung, Mr Wong Yiu-chung, Mr Cheung Yan-hong, and BPA district members such as Mr Bruce Li Ki-fung, to set up booths in the community for collecting public opinions and signatures, wishing Hong Kong Society peace and harmony.
Dr Priscilla Leung pointed out that the response of the signature campaign was overwhelming, for instance, long queue at some of the booths indicated the general public is opposed to violence and hope Hong Kong retain peace.
She also pointed out there was a child holding his mother’s hand heading for the booth, saying that “attacking police officers is wrong”, and asking his mother to sign. This reflected that the public is strongly opposed to violence, and BPA hope to speak out for Hong Kong people through this campaign.
People who supported the signature campaign ranged from elderlies over 80 to youths and children. They do not want to see any riot in Hong Kong, and enthusiastically want to express their views on anti-violence. The signature campaign starts today and lasts for three days in the community.