Riot police disperse anti-extradition protesters with tear gas on Harcourt Road, Admiralty on Wednesday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Were violent clashes over Hong Kong extradition bill a riot or disturbance? What’s the difference and how do you define them?

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam is trying to sway public opinion of those involved and justify use of force, city academics say
  • Language is all-important when setting tone of conversation, with one word judgmental and the other neutral
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Riot police disperse anti-extradition protesters with tear gas on Harcourt Road, Admiralty on Wednesday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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