A worker cleans up the outside of Sham Shui Po Police Station after anti-government clashes. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s cleaners don’t have proper protection against effects of tear gas as they pick up pieces after protests

  • Survey by Cleaning Workers Union found none had been issued with protective gear
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A worker cleans up the outside of Sham Shui Po Police Station after anti-government clashes. Photo: Winson Wong
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The force have toughened their approach to arrests in recent weeks, according to observers and a police insider. Photo: Felix Wong

Mass arrests of Hong Kong protesters by police could backfire in long run, say academics

  • Tactic likely to stem violence initially but risks making peaceful protesters more radical, observers warn
  • Strategy in force since mid-August leads to surge in arrests to 1,117 since protest crisis started
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The force have toughened their approach to arrests in recent weeks, according to observers and a police insider. Photo: Felix Wong
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