Pansy Ho Chiu-king, chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (HKFW), speaks at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)
GENEVA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Pansy Ho Chiu-king, chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, on Wednesday condemned the "increasingly escalating violent acts" in the Chinese city.
In an oral statement delivered at the ongoing 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council here in Geneva, Ho said that since June 6, HK people have been plagued with over 130 protests in which 110 ended in unprovoked violence and unlawful acts, driving hundreds of small businesses to close down and many workers jobless.
"We condemn the increasingly escalating violent acts of HK's radical protestors," she noted.
The HK NGO representative told the Council that ordinary HK citizens are the hardest hit victims.
"An alarming rate of young children are running away from home to become frontline riot fighters in full gear and weaponry, radicalized to perpetrate criminal acts," she said, adding that children of all age are indoctrinated with police-hatred at school and online, and mobilized to conduct massive school strikes.
She added that those who reject to follow, especially police's children, will be maliciously harassed, intimidated and bullied both physically and on the internet.
"We will not tolerate child exploitation and we call for the international community to reprimand those organizers and influencers," she said, adding that promoting hatred and violent extremism could only leave irreparable scars to forever strip our beloved city of harmony and stability.