Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest on August 25 in Tsuen Wan. Photo: AP

Hong Kong police defend force’s detention protocol after arrest of 12-year-old anti-government protester in Tsuen Wan

  • Fifteen protesters between ages of 12 and 15 arrested since June – with the youngest arrested on Sunday
  • Police say ‘concern and protection’ of youngsters is priority, but social workers want more access to underage detainees
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest on August 25 in Tsuen Wan. Photo: AP
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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.

Kanis Leung

Kanis Leung

Kanis is a reporter for the City desk. She joined the Post in 2018.