A police officer tries to restrain a protester during a clash outside the Legislative Council in the early morning of June 10, following a massive rally against the proposed extradition law. Photo: AFP
Darren Mann
Opinion

Opinion

Darren Mann

‘Less-lethal’ weapons such as rubber bullets and beanbag rounds can be deadly, too

  • The basic principles that govern their use, such as legality and proportionality, must be adhered to, and law enforcement bodies that use them – one among an array of crowd-control measures – must be held accountable for their actions

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A police officer tries to restrain a protester during a clash outside the Legislative Council in the early morning of June 10, following a massive rally against the proposed extradition law. Photo: AFP
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Anti-extradition bill protesters run away from a cloud of tear gas fired by Hong Kong police during protests on June 12. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: use of force was ‘necessary and lawful’ says former police chief Andy Tsang, who was in charge when officers fired at Occupy protesters in 2014

  • Tsang says officers should not apologise for use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and beanbag rounds
  • But former top official admits to judging situation based on what he watched on TV
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Anti-extradition bill protesters run away from a cloud of tear gas fired by Hong Kong police during protests on June 12. Photo: Sam Tsang
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