Police officers stand off against demonstrators on Canton Road during a protest in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on July 7. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong police acted with restraint against protesters but are called ‘brutal’: why is that?

  • Hong Kong police quelled the ’60s riots with force, including live ammunition. Why were they ‘heroes’ and today’s more restrained officers ‘brutes’?
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Police officers stand off against demonstrators on Canton Road during a protest in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on July 7. Photo: Bloomberg
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