Reporters from several news organisations, including the South China Morning Post, were insulted, spat at, kicked and splashed with mud by demonstrators at a pro-police rally on Sunday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Reporters from several news organisations, including the South China Morning Post, were insulted, spat at, kicked and splashed with mud by demonstrators at a pro-police rally on Sunday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Reporters from several news organisations, including the South China Morning Post, were insulted, spat at, kicked and splashed with mud by demonstrators at a pro-police rally on Sunday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Attacks on journalists cannot be tolerated

  • Those covering city protests have suffered mistreatment from both demonstrators and police at a time when the public needs to be informed of what is actually going on

Reporters from several news organisations, including the South China Morning Post, were insulted, spat at, kicked and splashed with mud by demonstrators at a pro-police rally on Sunday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Reporters from several news organisations, including the South China Morning Post, were insulted, spat at, kicked and splashed with mud by demonstrators at a pro-police rally on Sunday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Reporters from several news organisations, including the South China Morning Post, were insulted, spat at, kicked and splashed with mud by demonstrators at a pro-police rally on Sunday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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