In the Facebook video, police were seen trying to dissuade anti-government protesters from breaking the law. Photo: Sam Tsang

Showing a softer side? Hong Kong police release video of officer explaining laws to protesters and the trouble they could land in

  • Video posted on police’s Facebook page shows officer gently trying to persuade residents besieging a police station to leave
  • Pro-democracy councillor Chris Mak dismisses act as ‘sugar-coated poison’ while others say forces should have adopted soft strategy earlier
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In the Facebook video, police were seen trying to dissuade anti-government protesters from breaking the law. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi covers Hong Kong-mainland relational issues for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She has previously worked for Reuters and Initium Media in a variety of roles including researcher, content producer, and news editor.