Pepper spray is used against protesters on June 12 in scenes triggering calls for an independent inquiry into what happened. Photo: Sam Tsang

Independent inquiry into clashes during Hong Kong extradition bill protests would reveal whether ‘foreign forces’ involved, says pro-establishment figure backing statutory probe

  • James Tien is latest to support calls for full inquiry into June 12 violence between police and protesters
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam also told to take responsibility and step down for bungled handling of crisis
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Pepper spray is used against protesters on June 12 in scenes triggering calls for an independent inquiry into what happened. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Calls have been growing for a statutory inquiry into the events of June 12, including the firing of tear gas into crowds in Admiralty. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong extradition bill protests: failure to open independent inquiry into June 12 clashes would ‘not be justifiable’

  • Former ministers and senior legal figure argue a judge-led probe is vital for taking heat out of extradition row
  • Government source insists way to handle issue is through police watchdog, as executive councillor warns statutory inquiry could inflame tensions
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Calls have been growing for a statutory inquiry into the events of June 12, including the firing of tear gas into crowds in Admiralty. Photo: Sam Tsang
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