An anti-government protester uses a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by police in Tsuen Wan on August 25, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang An anti-government protester uses a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by police in Tsuen Wan on August 25, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
An anti-government protester uses a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by police in Tsuen Wan on August 25, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

British expert claims Hong Kong police turned protesters into radicals and drove them to increasing levels of violence

  • Professor Clifford Stott suggests use of tear gas by police outside Legislative Council in June 2019 began escalation of violence
  • Stott was briefly involved in Independent Police Complaints Council investigation but quit over concerns about watchdog’s limited power

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
An anti-government protester uses a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by police in Tsuen Wan on August 25, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang An anti-government protester uses a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by police in Tsuen Wan on August 25, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
An anti-government protester uses a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by police in Tsuen Wan on August 25, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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