Anti-riot officers disperse anti-extradition protesters at the junction of Lung Wo Road and Tim Wa Avenue. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Police ‘sandwiched in political storm’ during Hong Kong’s violent extradition bill protest defend operation while former officers brand tactics ‘feeble and a failure’

  • Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo says officers adopted restrained and tolerant attitude that allowed protesters to express their opinions
  • But critics say force failed to learn lessons from previous disturbances and had no courage to use weapons or take swift action
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Anti-riot officers disperse anti-extradition protesters at the junction of Lung Wo Road and Tim Wa Avenue. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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