Anti-riot and Special Tactical Squad officers of Hong Kong police in action during violent demonstrations in Mong Kok on October 20, the 20th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong police clearly feeling the pressure of months of mass protests: an inquiry would serve them best

  • As professionalism is pushed to its limits, the responsibilities should not fall solely on overwhelmed frontline officers
  • A commission of inquiry would be a first step to getting them out of the quagmire
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Anti-riot and Special Tactical Squad officers of Hong Kong police in action during violent demonstrations in Mong Kok on October 20, the 20th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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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

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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