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Those who can’t afford to rent a cage have no choice but to live in parks or under bridges.
The government claims that they are worried about the current situation and promise to aid them by offering incentives/support service but instead of keeping their word, they organize a raid and raided a flyover in Sham Shui Po. In the process of the raid, they dispose all of the dwellers belonging including money, family photos and etc.
Our government claims that it is concerned about the needs of the homeless and pledges to help them get back on their feet by offering different support services. Sadly, its actions speak otherwise. Without prior warning, staff raided dwellers under a flyover in Sham Shui Po and threw away their belongings, including money, blankets and family photos in a clean-up operation early this year. It was only after nine months that the government accepted an out-of-court settlement to compensate these homeless people. The 17 plaintiffs - and the families of two who died after the case was filed - will each given HK$2,000. Regrettably, officials still refuse to apologise, even though the compensation suggests wrongdoing.
The law empowers the government to remove objects obstructing a street-cleaning operation. But staging raids against a harmless underclass has no place in a truly compassionate and tolerant city. The incident could have been avoided had common sense and sensitivity prevailed.
The episode is a reminder of the plight of the homeless. Why they end up living on the street involves complicated personal circumstances and social problems. But they break no law. What they need is help rather than merciless raids.
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