A police officer restrains a protester at Chinese University in Sha Tin on November 12. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests: police using excessive force as violence begets violence

  • In America police firing live rounds at protesters is an extreme rarity, and typically reserved for armed demonstrators
  • Only one of the protesters shot by Hong Kong police was armed – but not with a gun
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A police officer restrains a protester at Chinese University in Sha Tin on November 12. Photo: Winson Wong
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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?

Topic |   Hong Kong police

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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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