Riot police arrest an anti-government protester on September 22. Photo: Sam Tsang

When Hong Kong police dehumanise protesters as ‘cockroaches’ and ‘objects’, the results can only be brutal

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police arrest an anti-government protester on September 22. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Protesters against the now-withdrawn extradition bill gather along Harcourt Road, Admiralty, on June 9 as police stand guard. Photo: Winson Wong
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Yes, Hong Kong’s police have made mistakes but they have also shown commendable restraint - imagine what would have happened otherwise

  • Many of the police tactics have been inadvisable but officers are still Hongkongers who want to do what is right for their city. The police had a difficult relationship with the public even before the protests and an overhaul of community relations is needed

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Protesters against the now-withdrawn extradition bill gather along Harcourt Road, Admiralty, on June 9 as police stand guard. Photo: Winson Wong
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