Some people involved in the July 28 clashes face riot charges. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong riot charges pushed ahead in unprecedented hardline move as justice chief forgoes usual written advice

  • Teresa Cheng opted to give police verbal assent on prosecutions, which could end in 10-year sentences for 44 people
  • Move seen as seeking to deter further protests, amid allegations from prosecutors that political considerations are involved
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Some people involved in the July 28 clashes face riot charges. Photo: Edmond So
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Three controversial anti-riot vehicles armed with water cannons will hit the streets of Hong Kong this week. Photo: Handout

Anti-riot vehicles equipped with water cannons to begin road tests in Hong Kong and could be ready to disperse protesters in August

  • Designed for crowd control and costing more than US$2 million, the Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been stationed in Fanling since May
  • Force considering spraying liquid dye at radical protesters to make identifying suspects easier, senior police source reveals
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Three controversial anti-riot vehicles armed with water cannons will hit the streets of Hong Kong this week. Photo: Handout
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