US talk show host Conan O’Brien joked about the Hong Kong protester who was sent to jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast, on his TBS programme, which aired yesterday morning Hong Kong time.
He told the studio audience that “in Hong Kong a woman was sent to prison for assaulting a police officer with her breast,” before wryly adding: “The police officer is demanding an apology and that she do it again.”
He then states: “I don’t even understand how… I mean i understand how technically…”
Sidekick Andy Richter then chips in and says, “It’s probably some martial arts things”, before O’Brien asks, “What, nunchuks with the breast?”
Thirty-year-old Ng Lai-ying was sentenced to three months and 15 days behind bars on July 30 after being convicted of assaulting Chief Inspector Chan Ka-po at an anti-parallel trader protest on March 1.
More than 100 demonstrators rallied outside Hong Kong’s police headquarters in Wan Chai on Sunday to protest against the decision sporting bras and chanting “breasts are not weapons!” and “shame on the government!”.