A riot police officer stumbles as he attempts to arrest an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on September 22. Protesters and police have a lot more in common than Beijing and the police. Photo: Sam TsangA riot police officer stumbles as he attempts to arrest an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on September 22. Protesters and police have a lot more in common than Beijing and the police. Photo: Sam Tsang
A riot police officer stumbles as he attempts to arrest an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on September 22. Protesters and police have a lot more in common than Beijing and the police. Photo: Sam Tsang
Robert Boxwell
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Boxwell

Police and protesters need to make peace, to end the insanity of Hongkongers fighting Hongkongers

  • From the maligned shotgun-wielding sergeant to descriptions of vandalism as violence, Western media exaggerations play directly into Beijing’s hands
  • Continuing the violence will only erode global support for the protesters’ cause. Peaceful protests are the only way forward in a deeply divided Hong Kong

A riot police officer stumbles as he attempts to arrest an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on September 22. Protesters and police have a lot more in common than Beijing and the police. Photo: Sam TsangA riot police officer stumbles as he attempts to arrest an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on September 22. Protesters and police have a lot more in common than Beijing and the police. Photo: Sam Tsang
A riot police officer stumbles as he attempts to arrest an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on September 22. Protesters and police have a lot more in common than Beijing and the police. Photo: Sam Tsang
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