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Doctors, nurses urge support for the police

2019-09-16 HKT 15:42
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  • The statement said society should not glorify or condone the use of violence. Photo: RTHK
    The statement said society should not glorify or condone the use of violence. Photo: RTHK
More than 500 doctors and nurses have signed a joint statement expressing their support for the police in maintaining law and order.

The statement, which was published in two local Chinese-language newspapers, also called on society not to glorify or condone the use of violence.

It said it is worrying to see the police being demonised, and the rule of law being defied.

It also stressed that calls from some medical practitioners to support protesters and their demands don't represent the entire sector.

Those who signed the petition include NPC deputy Dennis Lam, CPPCC delegate Donald Li, and liver transplant expert Lo Chung-mau, who is also the head of the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital.

They called on all medical staff to put their differences aside and to provide help to patients regardless of their political views, jobs or backgrounds.