Anti-government protesters are arrested while trying to escape from Polytechnic University. Photo: Sam Tsang

Overseas experts advising police watchdog on Hong Kong protests quit their jobs as disagreement over powers remains unresolved

  • Five-member panel had recommended Independent Police Complaints Council conduct own investigation into police conduct
  • But after being rebuked by IPCC chairman Anthony Neoh, group says it will ‘stand aside’ and points to ‘crucial shortfall’ in watchdog’s independence
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Anti-government protesters are arrested while trying to escape from Polytechnic University. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.