Police chase protesters down a street in Hong Kong after another rally turned violent. Photo: AP

Hong Kong police to rehire 1,000 retired officers to cope with anti-government protests

  • Officers could be posted to front line if needed or deployed to scan security footage of incidents
  • Source says manpower boost would be the biggest of its kind over protest crisis
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police chase protesters down a street in Hong Kong after another rally turned violent. Photo: AP
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Police officers arrest anti-government protesters in one of the many clashes that have become increasingly violent. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong government ‘will consider’ commission of inquiry into police handling of protests if public is dissatisfied with watchdog’s report

  • Revelation from sources is a step beyond city leader’s promise to explore alternatives
  • COI is one of the key demands of protesters in more than four months of social unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police officers arrest anti-government protesters in one of the many clashes that have become increasingly violent. Photo: EPA-EFE
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