Hong Kong riot police point their non-lethal weapons towards protesters in a shopping mall in Taikoo Shing on November 3. Photo: Bloomberg

How Hong Kong police can emerge stronger from protests fire: regain public trust with full, open inquiry

  • The suspension of a policeman who drove a motorcycle into a crowd of protesters was a good start. The force must suspend and then investigate other officers involved in incidents of public concern
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong riot police point their non-lethal weapons towards protesters in a shopping mall in Taikoo Shing on November 3. Photo: Bloomberg
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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

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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