A staff member wearing a helmet and mask at Kwai Fong MTR station after police deployed tear gas in the station on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong

Police defend firing tear gas and pepper balls in Hong Kong MTR stations during clashes with protesters, despite condemnation by residents and rail unions

  • Commuters and rail staff tell of pain and discomfort after deployment of tear gas, but police say they used ‘minimum force’ against violent protesters
  • Unions describe police charge at protesters on moving escalator as ‘terrifying’
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A staff member wearing a helmet and mask at Kwai Fong MTR station after police deployed tear gas in the station on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.