Riot police fire tear gas in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China: Photo: James Wendlinger
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Police guidelines on tear gas use must be constantly reviewed

  • It may be an alternative to using bullets against civilians, but the substance can still have health effects, particularly on the vulnerable, such as the elderly, infants and those with low immunity

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Riot police fire tear gas in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China: Photo: James Wendlinger
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Police had to respond to trouble in 13 different parts of the city on Tuesday. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong police groups call for tougher emergency powers as officers fire record numbers of tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds

  • Junior Police Officers’ Association warns that force cannot deal with problem alone, while Hong Kong Police Inspectors’ Association echoes call
  • Government accused of failing to take any effective measures, with police performing duties in war zone-like ‘riots’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police had to respond to trouble in 13 different parts of the city on Tuesday. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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