Sean Lin says his talk to the protesters outside Ma On Shan Police Station was unscripted. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong protests: gentler approach to resolving stand-offs ‘worth considering’, says police officer whose efforts to persuade youths to go home went viral online

  • Chief Inspector Sean Lin had gently tried to persuade youngsters besieging Ma On Shan Police station to leave
  • Video capturing incident gained more than 415,000 views in less than a week and also went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Sean Lin says his talk to the protesters outside Ma On Shan Police Station was unscripted. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Anti-government protesters were out in force at Yuen Long MTR station on Wednesday night. Photo: AP

Hong Kong railway firm MTR Corporation bows to Beijing pressure over anti-government protests

  • MTR Corporation announces it will shut stations without notice in case of violence
  • Operator had taken flak from state-owned media over perceived softly-softly approach to anti-government actions on its premises
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters were out in force at Yuen Long MTR station on Wednesday night. Photo: AP
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