Are police equipped for another riot? Mong Kok shows gaps in their arsenal, says lawmaker. Photo: AP

Mong Kok riot: 38 charged and to appear in court as Hong Kong asks how New Year’s night turned to violence

Three more held in connection with Monday night’s unrest in Mong Kok as questions raised on police response and HK ponders ‘deep-rooted’ problems

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Are police equipped for another riot? Mong Kok shows gaps in their arsenal, says lawmaker. Photo: AP
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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.

Ernest Kao

Ernest Kao

Ernest is a reporter at the SCMP. He mainly covers environment, energy, science and urban planning and development issues.