A young protester is held down by a police officer in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on October 1. Photo: James Wendlinger A young protester is held down by a police officer in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on October 1. Photo: James Wendlinger
A young protester is held down by a police officer in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on October 1. Photo: James Wendlinger
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Hong Kong’s spiral of violence needs to end, for the sake of our young people and our future

  • The two police shootings of teenagers are a wake-up call to stop the violence and protect our young people. Hong Kong has changed irrevocably. The government needs to respond to demands and make fundamental changes or the violence will linger for a long time

A young protester is held down by a police officer in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on October 1. Photo: James Wendlinger A young protester is held down by a police officer in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on October 1. Photo: James Wendlinger
A young protester is held down by a police officer in Wong Tai Sin following scuffles during a mass rally on October 1. Photo: James Wendlinger
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.