A riot police officer faces off with people taking photographs in Wong Tai Sin after protesters set up roadblocks in the area on November 11. Photo: Winson Wong

What drives Hong Kong police brutality against protesters? Freud may have the answer

  • Freud’s theory would suggest that, with their identities concealed by masks and heavy gear, police officers feel free to let their “id” run riot in dealing with protesters and crowds
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A riot police officer faces off with people taking photographs in Wong Tai Sin after protesters set up roadblocks in the area on November 11. Photo: Winson Wong
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Daniel Pascoe
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Daniel Pascoe

An amnesty and pardon scheme, properly framed, must be part of a political solution to end Hong Kong’s protest crisis

  • Far from legitimising violence or undermining the rule of law, the judicious use of an amnesty and pardons, as part of a wider political solution, can be a peace-building measure, halting violence and creating space for dialogue

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