Frank Kwok was a former commander of the ‘Flying Tigers’, the toughest elite police unit. Photo: Dickson Lee

Shift in police tactics? Ex-commander of elite ‘Flying Tigers’ squad to be new operations chief overseeing handling of Hong Kong’s protest unrest

  • Frank Kwok will swap posts with current assistant police commissioner in charge of force’s operations to bring ‘innovative’ tactics to drawn-out battle
  • Source says move does not signal that police will increase degree of force against protesters
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Frank Kwok was a former commander of the ‘Flying Tigers’, the toughest elite police unit. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Reporters can have their gas masks removed by police under the new law. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong protests: police have right to remove masks from reporters and patients at any time under new law, top brass tell frontline officers

  • Force held its first seminar with 400 officers, briefing them on the details of the newly enacted anti-mask law and related guidelines, insiders say
  • Law gives police the power to remove a mask from anyone in a public place whenever they reasonably believe the person is wearing it to prevent identification
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Reporters can have their gas masks removed by police under the new law. Photo: Felix Wong
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