Police had to respond to trouble in 13 different parts of the city on Tuesday. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong police groups call for tougher emergency powers as officers fire record numbers of tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds

  • Junior Police Officers’ Association warns that force cannot deal with problem alone, while Hong Kong Police Inspectors’ Association echoes call
  • Government accused of failing to take any effective measures, with police performing duties in war zone-like ‘riots’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police had to respond to trouble in 13 different parts of the city on Tuesday. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Demonstrators lit fires across Hong Kong on Tuesday during a day of violent protests. Photo: Sam Tsang

Protester shot by police, trail of destruction across Hong Kong, while Beijing celebrates National Day

  • Violence erupts across the city after tens of thousands of demonstrators defy ban to take to the streets in the afternoon
  • Tensions escalate after officer shoots teenage secondary student in chest, leaving him in critical condition
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators lit fires across Hong Kong on Tuesday during a day of violent protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
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