Police arrive to speak with protesters who had remained on the streets overnight in Admiralty. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong police switch to ‘softly-softly’ tactics to cool tensions after violent clashes with anti-extradition bill protesters

  • New strategy adopted after government announced it would suspend the controversial bill
  • Senior police source said change was to avoid unwanted confrontations or clashes, while the use of force was only necessary if protests turned violent
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Police arrive to speak with protesters who had remained on the streets overnight in Admiralty. Photo: Edmond So
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Christy Leung

Christy Leung

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