Hong Kong crowd wanted chance to talk to ‘raincoat man’ before he fell to his death, but police decided they were too emotional

May 12, 2021 | INVESTING

A police officer declined a request for “emotional” passers-by to talk to a Hong Kong protester who was carrying a box cutter and threatening to harm himself hours before he fell to his death in 2019, the Coroner’s Court has heard.Inspector Leung Yu-hei told the court on Wednesday that police negotiators deemed it too risky for unknown members of the public to approach Marco Leung Ling-kit, who was holding the bladed item in his hand while standing next to a banner written with political…

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