Police in full riot gear restrain a protester outside Legco on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong

In Hong Kong protests, did police use excessive force or issue a proportional response?

  • With at least 80 people injured, both sides of city’s political divide levelled accusations over whether police or protesters were the more violent
  • Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo dismisses ‘excessive force’ claims, pointing to how 22 of his officers were hurt
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Police in full riot gear restrain a protester outside Legco on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.