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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Protesters earlier block the Tsim Sha Tsui-bound lane of Nathan Road. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tear gas fired in Mong Kok stand-off as protesters target police station and block roads in escalating anger at force amid two-day citywide strike

  • Arrests made after demonstrators block a section on Nathan Road
  • Tensions follow earlier stand-off in Admiralty after rally at Tamar Park
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters earlier block the Tsim Sha Tsui-bound lane of Nathan Road. Photo: Sam Tsang
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