Protesters set fires and vandalise facilities at the Polytechnic University in Hung Hom in the early hours of November 11. Photo: Sam Tsang

As Hong Kong protest nightmare worsens, an independent inquiry is Carrie Lam’s last chance to redeem herself

  • Government supporters ask us to trust the IPCC, even though the panel’s own experts doubt it is up to the task
  • Lam has to take the calculated risk of opening a truly independent inquiry to keep this situation from escalating further
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters set fires and vandalise facilities at the Polytechnic University in Hung Hom in the early hours of November 11. Photo: Sam Tsang
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A police officer (left) fired three live shots in Sai Wan Ho on Monday morning. Photo: Nora Tam
SCMP Editorial
Opinion

Opinion

Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Reconciliation needs dialogue, but first the violence must end

  • Peace will not be restored overnight, but a start has to be made and that must come from those who govern Hong Kong

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A police officer (left) fired three live shots in Sai Wan Ho on Monday morning. Photo: Nora Tam
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