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Wife of Hong Kong police officer opens a Weibo account seeking support

(People's Daily Online)    15:25, August 29, 2019


On Aug. 25, Creamy, the wife of a Hong Kong police officer, opened an account on China's social media platform Weibo, to seek support as chaos in the city continues.

The account profile reads, "We are spouses of Hong Kong police officers. We've got something to say."

As spouses of Hong Kong police officers, how can we protect our children, the account's first post said, adding that they hoped to receive more attention and support through Weibo.

In just a few days, the account has gained 17,000 followers on the platform and thousands of likes from other Weibo users.

Another post issued at 2:00 a.m. on Aug. 28 reads: "I'm a Hong Kong police officer's wife. School opens next week. I'm so worried about my kids' security. But our posts on Facebook will be deleted, and our personal information may be leaked. We cannot get help in Hong Kong. My friends suggested that I open a Weibo account to tell people what we are facing. What a surprise to find that so many people support us. We are deeply touched. Thank you very much."

On the same day, Creamy received an exclusive interview with popular Chinese daily newspaper Global Times, revealing the group's helplessness and persistence.

"From June, the radicals began to reveal personal information of police officers and their family members and attack the dormitory quarters, but we can't do anything about it," she said.

"I'd learned that there were campaigns to support the police, but my husband told me not to participate as we have two kids, who cannot protect themselves if their personal information is leaked," Creamy said, adding that other police officers also stopped their wives from taking part in such campaigns for the same reason.

"As police officers and their families, we should not be afraid of the radicals," she noted, "but sadly, Facebook and mainstream media feed fake news and unfair reports." Even worse, many celebrities who have supported the police on Facebook only find out that their posts had been blocked.

"That's why I want to open a Weibo account to make our voices heard," Creamy said."If something unfortunate happens, I hope someone will stand together with us."

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