Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer

SCMP Columnist

Shades Off by Peter Kammerer

Hong Kong is turning into a police state as the separation of the force from politics becomes latest casualty of protests

  • Police have been given free rein to enforce laws as they wish, had their calls for stronger powers granted and Carrie Lam has rejected all calls for an independent inquiry into alleged abuses
  • Politically impartial police are a cornerstone of the rule of law that Hong Kong depends upon, and that is being eroded