Police confront protesters in Mong Kok during a clash sparked by a crackdown on illegal hawker food stalls in February 2016. The disturbance was quickly labelled a riot. Picture: Edward Wong
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong’s refusal to order 2016 riot inquiry, and what it means for the city

Public inquiries into major incidents – to establish what went wrong and lessons learned – have been routine; the failure to order one after Mong Kok violence shows officials don’t want to hear answers to honest questions

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Police confront protesters in Mong Kok during a clash sparked by a crackdown on illegal hawker food stalls in February 2016. The disturbance was quickly labelled a riot. Picture: Edward Wong
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