We have seen police in the United States charge people with battery or assault over air kisses, bubbles, hugs, pillow fights, errant french fries, and even flatulence, snowballs, and raspberries. Now a court in Hong Kong convicted a 30-year-old named Ng Lai-ying of assaulting a police officer by hitting him with her breast during a protest in March.
The woman insisted that during the protest Chief Inspector Chan Ka-po reached out his arm to grasp the strap of her bag and touched her upper left breast. She said that she screamed “Indecent assault!” but the Chinese magistrate said that Lai-ying was lying (no this does not appear to be a faux story and has run in various Chinese and international publications).
The magistrate conclude the Ng intentionally bumped the officer’s arm with her breast and that “You used your female identity to trump up the allegation that the officer had molested you. This is a malicious act.” So in the logic of China’s bizarre legal system, the protester was convicted of assaulting the police officer with her breast.
Chan admitted but did not explain why Ng had blood on her face. Chan also said that a 14-year-old struck him in the chest with his shoulder in a second assault by shoulder.