An injured man is attended to as he sits on the street after a clash during a protest in Tsuen Wan on August 5. Photo: AFP
Brian YS Wong
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Brian YS Wong

To end the violence, both sides must step back but it’s up to Carrie Lam, as Hong Kong’s leader, to broker a ceasefire

  • Protesters feel that if they stop or restrict themselves to non-violent methods, the government will concede nothing. Both sides need to de-escalate, but the responsibility falls on the administration to take the initiative

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An injured man is attended to as he sits on the street after a clash during a protest in Tsuen Wan on August 5. Photo: AFP
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Police officers fire tear gas at demonstrators during a July 27 protest in Yuen Long against the July 21 gang attack in Yuen Long MTR station. Photo: Reuters
Albert Cheng
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Albert Cheng

If Carrie Lam has any love for Hong Kong, she must clean up her political mess to break the cycle of violence

  • If the police continue to use force, the city will only become more divided. There must be an independent investigation into police conduct, but also an amnesty for everyone except gangsters – so Hong Kong can start afresh

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Police officers fire tear gas at demonstrators during a July 27 protest in Yuen Long against the July 21 gang attack in Yuen Long MTR station. Photo: Reuters
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