Hong Kong protesters allege sexual violence by police


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Some 30,000 people join in a rally in Chater Garden in Hong Kong on Wednesday night to condemn alleged sexual harassment by police.

Protesters hold posters that read in English, "Stop Hong Kong police's use of sexual violence." Another placard reads: "I don't want police taking all my clothes, including my bra."

The rally is organized after claims from some protesters last week that they have been inappropriately treated by police officers.

Organizers of the rally say police are using different tactics to humiliate female protesters to deter them from participating in the street rallies.

One female protester Ruby Auyeung says Hong Kong police brutality “has extended to another level.”

[Ruby Auyeung, protester]: "The theme for tonight is respecting, because the police brutality has extended to another level, that they are kind of humiliating the female rights of the protesters as well."

A female protester says she has been strip-searched unnecessarily at a police station.

In a separate instance, video footage shows a female protester with her skirt flipped upward, while being carried away by police officers in Tin Shui Wai.

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