Diehard opponents remained camped out on roads surrounding the legislative and administrative headquarters in Admiralty on Monday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo steps back from riot label as Carrie Lam keeps low profile

  • Police commissioner clarifies that only those who attacked frontline officers with metal rods and bricks will be accused of rioting
  • Hong Kong’s embattled leader stays away from the public eye but holds private meetings to reach out to educators and religious leaders
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Diehard opponents remained camped out on roads surrounding the legislative and administrative headquarters in Admiralty on Monday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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 law

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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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