民陣強烈譴責特區政府以
運用緊急法訂立禁蒙面法
CHRF Condemns Anti-Mask Law
(English version below)

今日林鄭月娥政府宣佈以緊急法權力設立禁蒙面法,民陣對此強烈譴責!

林鄭月娥政府,是回歸以來民望淨值最低、民意支持最渺小、反對聲音最大的政府。林鄭政府不深切反省、改弦易轍,挽回大眾信心,反而變本加厲以惡法打壓人民,加劇社會與政權的矛盾,要將香港推向深淵。

香港的國際聲譽,是建基於《基本法》保障三權分立和司法獨立。林鄭政府有權用盡,直接跳過立法機關訂立惡法,完全沒有汲取修訂逃犯條例的深刻教訓,如斯獨裁政權,將招來更不可收拾的惡果。林鄭月娥、鄭若驊、李家超強推惡法,必然要負上令香港隕落的千古罪名。

民陣相信任何一個有思考,有智慧的香港人都會明白,不回應主流訴求,僅以「蒙面法」打壓種種港人的行動是不切實際。但香港過去有不少弱勢或非主流、備受歧視的社群,例如基層工人、各行各業的從業員吹哨者、不同性傾向人士等等,參與遊行、在集會中發言時,為了保護自己免受歧視或追究,因而需要配戴面具。現行的「禁止蒙面規定」,是打壓了飽受社會剝削的社群的合法和平示威權利。

民陣將會籌辦及嘗試申請遊行,詳情將會盡快公佈。民陣認為,儘管警方和遊行上訴委員會或許會繼續反對民陣遊行,但香港人必不言懼,民眾自會迎難而上!

2019 年 10 月 4 日
民間人權陣線

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Civil Human Rights Front strongly condemns the Hong Kong SAR Government
for invoking the Emergency Law to establish the Anti-Mask Law

Civil Human Rights Front strongly condemns the Hong Kong SAR Government led by Carrie Lam, for invoking the Emergency Law to establish the Anti-Mask Law in Hong Kong today.

The current government led by Chief Executive Carrie Lam has the lowest popularity rating and public support since Hong Kong’s handover to China. Carrie Lam and her government cabinet has not deeply reflected upon the things that led to the events happening today, and they have also not been changing their course of action to help recover the publics’ faith and confidence in the government. Instead, they have intensified its efforts to suppress the people with malevolent laws to further suppress citizens and aggravate the contradiction between society and the political power, further pushing Hong Kong into the abyss.

Hong Kong’s international reputation is based on the Basic Law to guarantee separation of powers and independence of the judiciary. The Carrie Lam government has exercised their right to directly skip legislature in order to push this malevolent law and have not learned the profound lessons during the revision of the extradition law. Unspeakable consequences will follow such dictatorship rule. Carrie Lam, Teresa Cheng and John Lee are bound to bear the eternal crime of the fall of Hong Kong by invoking the Emergency Law.

Civil Human Rights Front believes that, every Hong Kong citizen understands the use of the anti-mask law does not respond to the mainstream demands of Hong Kong society. Many citizens, including but not limit to grassroots workers, whistleblowers from different sectors and people of different sexual orientations, prefer to wear masks when they speak at public assemblies, in order to avoid discrimination against their identity and political consequence they would face. The new anti-mask law certainly suppresses the lawful right of protest among the deprived and the marginalised in this city.

Civil Human Rights Front will organize and try to apply for protests against such acts. Further details will be announced soon. Civil Human Rights Front believes that even though the police and the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions will continue to oppose to our efforts in organizing lawful protests, Hong Kong people will not be fearful and back down easily.

October 4, 2019
Civil Human Rights Front