Hong Kong police force is criticised for using strong violence to arrest people for consecutive months. Since June 2019, more than 2300 citizens are arrested during Hong Kong protests and a 12-year-old child is arrested because of wearing a face mask. Some cops even said they did not need to show their warrant cards when making the arrest. Lately, the traffic lights are damaged and no traffic police is present to direct the traffic. Some netizens pointed it was a dark period and they were not doing anything and studying.
Recently, somebody wore a reflective vest and direct the traffic at the crossroad. On 11th October 2019, Apple Daily HK (蘋果) discovered Wong He (王喜) wearing a black outfit without reflective vest to direct the traffic at Argyle street and Nathan Road and somebody gave him water so as to root for him.
In the afternoon on the same day, Wong He directed the traffic at Mong Kok and replied to Apple Daily HK via a text message: “Let me use the training provided from Hong Kong police force to serve the country. Upon passing by, the traffic lights is out of order for many days and nobody is around to direct the traffic. Since nobody cares about it, I have to take care of it and fortunately, some drivers are quite courteous and there is no accidents so far. (You should wear a reflective vest for your safety?) Initially, I saw a youngster was directing the traffic and many citizens gave him water and mask. I reckon the reflective vest is given by the citizens and it is a pity that I fail to get the vest from him before he is taken away by the cops. I stop my work and see if he is alright. The cop wrote down his ID no. and told him to leave the job to the policemen as it was dangerous. (Did the cops question and write down your ID no.?) Nope. I stand at one side and observe the whole questioning process.”
Subsequently, the reporters saw Wong He nearby again and he explained: “Yes, I walk past. There is many people and the crossroad is very congested. A young man is helping and he seems unfamiliar so I give him a helping hand. (It is dangerous.) I firmly believe that Hong Kong drivers will not scold and knock me down since helping the society.”