Hong Kong riot police clear the area around government headquarters after protesters stormed the Legislative Council Chamber. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong extradition protests could trigger a mental health crisis, experts warn

  • Suicide prevention groups report increase in hotline calls, after three protest-linked deaths and reports of at least two suicide attempts
  • ‘I have never seen Hongkongers so unsettled and troubled’, local expert says
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong riot police clear the area around government headquarters after protesters stormed the Legislative Council Chamber. Photo: Sam Tsang
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An estimated 1 million people took to the streets of Hong Kong on June 9. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong protest crisis being watched closely by Beijing task force in Shenzhen for nearly a month, with bottom line being ‘no bloodshed’

  • Sources reveal task force sent to neighbouring special economic zone on June 9, when an estimated 1 million people took to streets
  • Top priority for central government is to keep Hong Kong stable and avoid bloodshed
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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An estimated 1 million people took to the streets of Hong Kong on June 9. Photo: Robert Ng
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