A riot police officer points a gun at protesters attempting to escape the Polytechnic University campus, during clashes in Hung Hom on November 18. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong protest violence cannot be condoned, but neither can police brutality

  • Are Hong Kong police really using minimal force, when they brandish rifles, threaten bodily harm and arrest first-aiders? If this is not the Hong Kong Police Force we used to know, we must say so
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A riot police officer points a gun at protesters attempting to escape the Polytechnic University campus, during clashes in Hung Hom on November 18. Photo: Reuters
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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

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
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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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