Two water cannon trucks and an armoured vehicle arrive as clashes break out between riot police and students protesting near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged, in Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Felix WongTwo water cannon trucks and an armoured vehicle arrive as clashes break out between riot police and students protesting near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged, in Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Felix Wong
Two water cannon trucks and an armoured vehicle arrive as clashes break out between riot police and students protesting near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged, in Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Felix Wong

Letters | Why Hong Kong is not London of 2011: protesters here have clear political aims and wide community support

  • Carrie Lam’s comparison of the social unrest in the two cities is off the mark, but should not stop her from learning a lesson from the past: policing by water cannon does not work
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Two water cannon trucks and an armoured vehicle arrive as clashes break out between riot police and students protesting near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged, in Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Felix WongTwo water cannon trucks and an armoured vehicle arrive as clashes break out between riot police and students protesting near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged, in Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Felix Wong
Two water cannon trucks and an armoured vehicle arrive as clashes break out between riot police and students protesting near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged, in Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Felix Wong
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