The force have toughened their approach to arrests in recent weeks, according to observers and a police insider. Photo: Felix Wong

Mass arrests of Hong Kong protesters by police could backfire in long run, say academics

  • Tactic likely to stem violence initially but risks making peaceful protesters more radical, observers warn
  • Strategy in force since mid-August leads to surge in arrests to 1,117 since protest crisis started
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The force have toughened their approach to arrests in recent weeks, according to observers and a police insider. Photo: Felix Wong
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