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 law

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Police in full riot gear restrain a protester outside Legco on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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Tear gas is fired outside Pacific Place in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam

Eleven arrests, double the tear gas fired during Occupy movement and 81 injured: police chief paints disturbing picture of Hong Kong extradition bill protests

  • Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo said officers did not use excessive force and that anti-riot weapons they brought out were in line with overseas standards
  • Clean-up crews moved in on Thursday to clear roads full of trash, metal barriers and bricks
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Tear gas is fired outside Pacific Place in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam
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