Police officers geared up for action in Lan Kwai Fong on October 31, as revellers dressed up for Halloween arrive in the entertainment district on Hong Kong Island. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong police: masked thugs or remarkably restrained with violent protesters?

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Police officers geared up for action in Lan Kwai Fong on October 31, as revellers dressed up for Halloween arrive in the entertainment district on Hong Kong Island. Photo: Sam Tsang
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A tender moment between protesters in the middle of a blocked road following an unsanctioned march through Hong Kong on September 29. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong protest violence is the product of peaceful persuasion ignored

  • Far from being “intoxicated” by mob rule, protesters who resort to violence are desperate to be heard after months of being ignored by a heartless government and tear-gassed by an increasingly brutal police force
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A tender moment between protesters in the middle of a blocked road following an unsanctioned march through Hong Kong on September 29. Photo: AFP
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