Police officers in anti-riot gear patrolling their headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong police plan to ‘stick to soft approach and exercise restraint’ after 15-hour siege by protesters against extradition bill

  • Muted tactic praised for avoiding clashes but concerns raised over morale of force, as observers note some protesters had clearly broken law with impunity
  • Force wary of deepening public mistrust following June 12 crackdown
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Police officers in anti-riot gear patrolling their headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Edmond So
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Anti-extradition bill protesters run away from a cloud of tear gas fired by Hong Kong police during protests on June 12. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: use of force was ‘necessary and lawful’ says former police chief Andy Tsang, who was in charge when officers fired at Occupy protesters in 2014

  • Tsang says officers should not apologise for use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and beanbag rounds
  • But former top official admits to judging situation based on what he watched on TV
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Anti-extradition bill protesters run away from a cloud of tear gas fired by Hong Kong police during protests on June 12. Photo: Sam Tsang
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