The Junior Police Officers’ Association, a union representing many frontline officers, in July started referring to Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters in its official statements as ‘cockroaches’. Photo: May Tse The Junior Police Officers’ Association, a union representing many frontline officers, in July started referring to Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters in its official statements as ‘cockroaches’. Photo: May Tse
The Junior Police Officers’ Association, a union representing many frontline officers, in July started referring to Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters in its official statements as ‘cockroaches’. Photo: May Tse

Can the term ‘cockroach’ actually be a compliment for Hong Kong protesters? Officers from police’s public relations unit contradict each other on pesky issue

  • Team member says on TV show that insect is resilient and can survive under difficult conditions
  • But senior colleague admits at press conference such language from the force is not ideal

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
The Junior Police Officers’ Association, a union representing many frontline officers, in July started referring to Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters in its official statements as ‘cockroaches’. Photo: May Tse The Junior Police Officers’ Association, a union representing many frontline officers, in July started referring to Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters in its official statements as ‘cockroaches’. Photo: May Tse
The Junior Police Officers’ Association, a union representing many frontline officers, in July started referring to Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters in its official statements as ‘cockroaches’. Photo: May Tse
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