Pepper Spray

Letters to the Editor, March 18, 2013

People watch fireworks in a Beijing street. Photo: AFP

After studying how the topic has been discussed over the last 20 plus years, I realise that, like what the experts say about grief over a lost loved one, there are five stages Hongkongers have experienced in their thinking on universal suffrage, although some have occurred simultaneously and not necessarily always in the following order.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 1:41am 7 comments

University of California to pay US$1m over pepper spray at 'Occupy' protest

A campus police officer sprays seated protesters. Photo: AP

The University of California will pay damages of US$30,000 to each of the 21 students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:52am

Pepper spray claim over Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre inmate who died

Three Correctional Services Department staff accused of injuring an inmate were seen leading him with a pepper spray-like liquid "all over his face" the day before he died, a court heard yesterday.

Acting officer Koon Kin-yip had earlier seen two of the defendants holding the man down in a hospital consultation room, the District Court was told.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Police chief sued over detention of reporter

The Apple Daily newspaper has sued police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung over what it says was the illegal detention of one its reporters during President Hu Jintao's recent visit to Hong Kong.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pepper spray cans more powerful, police admit

Police have admitted using canisters with more powerful jets to douse protesters with pepper spray during President Hu Jintao's visit, but insist they did not breach safety guidelines.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police used stronger pepper spray, say protesters

Protesters believe the pepper spray that police used against them in Wan Chai on Saturday during President Hu Jintao's visit was stronger than their standard-issue version.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Pepper spray used to subdue drugs suspect

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cops on top

Eddie Hui Kei-on: 1994-2001

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


ESF families face burden of inflation

I was disappointed to learn that the level of subvention provided for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) has not been appropriately adjusted to meet the undeniable demand for its model of education within Hong Kong.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Website on handout details ready in 10 days

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Journalists' group calls for pepper spray probe

The Hong Kong Journalists Association has called for an investigation into the alleged use of pepper spray on protestors after the July 1 march and the arrest of an intern television reporter during the overnight protest in Central.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police accused of forceful action

Protesters arrested after the annual July 1 march accused the police yesterday of using excessive force to break up demonstrations that disrupted traffic in Central after the main rally.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police confession over pepper spray fracas

Police have admitted for the first time they did not fully warn anti-budget protesters before they were showered with pepper spray on March 6.

They also said the spray was aimed at the protesters, contradicting earlier remarks by the security chief.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pepper spray row takes new direction

Where is the sky? Anywhere above a child's head, according to the latest explanation of the security chief's remarks about where police aimed pepper spray during a March 6 demonstration in which an eight-year-old boy was injured.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers to quiz security chief over 'lie'

Lawmakers plan to quiz security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong amid accusations that he lied over the police use of pepper spray during an anti-budget protest on March 6.

Protesters say Lee lied when he told a Legislative Council Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday that officers aimed their pepper spray 'towards the sky'.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am