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Q1. Do people obstructing a parking space by placing an object (e.g., a chair) there violate the laws? If I drive a car and pass by, do I have right to the remove the object and park my car into the parking space?


Section 4A of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap. 228) provides clearly that it is an offence for any person “without lawful authority or excuse sets out or leaves, or causes to be set out or left, any matter or thing which obstructs, inconveniences or endangers, or may obstruct, inconvenience or endanger, any person or vehicle in a public place”. As to removal of the object, you better leave it to the Police.