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FIGHT CORPORATE VIOLENCE: Marshall vs. Cathay Pacific Management

Statement to the Hong Kong Police DepartmentRegarding the Abuse, Violence, Fraud, and Mis-Use of Police Resources by Cathay Pacific Management on 26th December 2011

My name is Sebastian Marshall. I am an American citizen who was traveling from Beijing to Taipei via Hong Kong on DragonAir, which is owned by Cathay Pacific Airways.

In Hong Kong, I questioned an abusive manager’s authority, and he immediately deployed police resources against me in retaliation. This led to my violent removal from the airplane, a fight almost broke out, and he recklessly endangered the health and safety of myself and other passengers. Cathay representatives went on to lie to the police and make outright false statements.

The dispute was after Cathay Pacific, in my opinion and view, had repeatedly made mistakes with my booking.

After Cathay refused to fix their mistakes two or three times, I paid additional money that in my opinion should have been unnecessary to fix the situation – but I was working on a piece of writing on Bruce Lee and American History, so I simply paid to be upgraded so I could continue my writing.

Holi Moley what a mess ...

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As you may have noticed my blog has been a little quiet of late. This in part has been because I have been settling in on a new project taking over from my dear friend Cisco whos big shoes I will be filling. He is off to India to start a ethical travel company and I know from his warmth as a person and people who have been on his first tours it will be great.

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