First-aid volunteers help a woman affected by tear gas during a march in Kowloon, Hong Kong, on December 1. Respect for medical personnel has been a basic barometer of humanitarian conduct for centuries, and has been coded in international law since the first Geneva Convention in 1864. Photo: AFP

Letters | How Hong Kong police can heal relations with the medical community at protests

  • The speed at which rumours of police officers posing as first-aiders spread highlights the need for better communication from the police force
  • More importantly, the police must respect international conventions and not impede the work of medical volunteers or threaten their safety
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First-aid volunteers help a woman affected by tear gas during a march in Kowloon, Hong Kong, on December 1. Respect for medical personnel has been a basic barometer of humanitarian conduct for centuries, and has been coded in international law since the first Geneva Convention in 1864. Photo: AFP
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