Chief Superintendent of Police Public Relations Branch John Tse (centre) says the beams emitted from the laser pointers can “flash blind” someone and also cause serious eye injuries. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong police defend arrest of Baptist University student leader for possessing laser pointers, even as lawmaker and professors question evidence to prove motive of accused

  • Police call items ‘laser guns’ and defend arrest by demonstrating power of beams they produced at press conference
  • Lawmaker and professors condemn arrest, saying pointers were bought legally and it was not clear if they were meant to harm anyone
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Chief Superintendent of Police Public Relations Branch John Tse (centre) says the beams emitted from the laser pointers can “flash blind” someone and also cause serious eye injuries. Photo: Roy Issa
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