—(1) At every public assembly or public procession —
there shall be present throughout the assembly or procession either the person who organised the assembly or procession or, if he is not present, a person nominated by him, in writing, to act in his place; and
good order and public safety shall be maintained throughout the assembly or procession, as the case may be.
(2) In granting a permit for a public assembly or public procession, the Commissioner may impose on the organisers of, and the persons taking part in, the assembly or procession such conditions specified in the permit and relating to the assembly or procession as in the Commissioner’s opinion are necessary to prevent the assembly or procession, as the case may be, being carried out to result in anything referred to in section 7(2)(a) to (g).
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2), the conditions may, in particular, impose requirements as to —
the number of persons who may take part in the public assembly or public procession;
the number and size of banners, placards, displays or other paraphernalia used;
the engagement of such number of marshals and security officers as may be necessary to ensure that good order and public safety shall be maintained throughout the assembly or procession, as the case may be; and
the place or places where the public assembly or public procession may, or may not, be carried on.
(4) The Commissioner may, if he reasonably believes that it is necessary in order to prevent anything referred to in section 7(2)(a) to (g) from happening —
impose additional conditions on those organising or taking part in an assembly or a procession authorised by a permit; or
and the senior police officer may give directions to those organising or taking part in the assembly or procession to ensure the due observance of any condition imposed under subsection (2).
(5) Any reference in this Act to a condition imposed under subsection (2) shall, except where the context otherwise requires, include reference to an additional condition or amendment to such a condition imposed under subsection (4).
(6) In this section —
“assembly” and “procession” include the period of first assembly of the assembly and procession, respectively, to the time it disbands;
“senior police officer” means the most senior in rank of the police officers present at the scene of the assembly or procession, or any one of them if there are more than one of the same rank.