Riot police out in force in Hung Hom on December 1, when protesters returned to the streets after a few days of quiet. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong protesters’ greatest grievance is police conduct: there are ways to address it

  • Disbanding the force is not an option, but mandating the use of police body cameras and commissioning an independent inquiry would assuage public concerns, de-escalate the situation and could buy a ceasefire
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police out in force in Hung Hom on December 1, when protesters returned to the streets after a few days of quiet. Photo: Edmond So
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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

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
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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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