Riot police watch as crowds smash the doors of the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang
Riot police watch as crowds smash the doors of the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘Negligent’ police strategy during Hong Kong protests sacrificed force morale and image, say frontline officers, while others praise restrained approach

  • Tolerant approach a ‘PR show’ after police accused of using excessive force during an earlier protest, senior officer says
  • Demonstrators attacked legislature’s doors and windows with metal bars for about eight hours while about 1,000 officers stood guard inside

Riot police watch as crowds smash the doors of the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang
Riot police watch as crowds smash the doors of the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang
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