A protester is held down by riot police during a rally outside Mong Kok police station on September 2. Many Hongkongers are angered by the police’s actions over the past 12 weeks, but not because they see the police as an “occupation force”. Photo: Reuters

Hongkongers rightly hold their police to higher standards than those in the West

  • Police actions that transgress international norms should be subject to critique
  • Hong Kong has surpassed the West in many respects. If some in the West have grown complacent about the excesses of the police, Hong Kong should not follow suit
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A protester is held down by riot police during a rally outside Mong Kok police station on September 2. Many Hongkongers are angered by the police’s actions over the past 12 weeks, but not because they see the police as an “occupation force”. Photo: Reuters
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