Monday, October 4, 2010

Public posing on Hong Kong Police motorbikes

A funny bit of news in the paper today. Please see here and here for details.
Here's the quick & dirty rundown:

  • Hong Kong Police were out conducting crowd control on the evening of Oct 1 (National Day).
  • Members of the public decided to pose with the police for photos.
  • Members of the public even mounted the police motorbikes for photos.

Whether or not this is acceptable is up for debate. But here's an excerpt taken from the South China Morning Post article.
A police spokesman said officers were on crowd-control duty at the time and the force required officers to be "lenient and pragmatic" to suit the festival atmosphere. He said officers were allowed to take photos with the public upon request, but police would look into the situation where some people sat on police bikes.
Hmm, I'm going to take a wild guess and say that after careful deliberation, the police would not find themselves at fault for this...

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