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
Topic |   Hong Kong police

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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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Protesters sit outside government headquarters in Admiralty after Sunday’s march. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong extradition bill: police to flood streets with 5,000 officers as city braces for second wave of protests

  • Force to be deployed as controversial amendments head back to Legislative Council for second reading
  • Protesters expected to start gathering on Tuesday night around government headquarters
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters sit outside government headquarters in Admiralty after Sunday’s march. Photo: Winson Wong
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