Police detain a group of protesters on January 1. Photo: AFP

New chief, new tactics: Hong Kong police act more swiftly to round up masked radicals when protests turn ugly

  • Police discard previous slow responses, switch to battle mode against violent protests
  • Quicker action has resulted in police using less tear gas and other crowd-dispersal weapons
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Police detain a group of protesters on January 1. Photo: AFP
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