Riot police march up against a group of journalists during clashes with protesters in Mong Kok on Sunday. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong police admit adopting more aggressive tactics in bid to quell rising violence as tensions grow between officers and journalists

  • Police briefing on Monday delayed by half an hour as freelance journalist accuses officers of ripping reporters’ masks off and pepper-spraying them
  • Force addresses issues of identification on both sides, saying it is hard to tell genuine members of the media from impostors
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police march up against a group of journalists during clashes with protesters in Mong Kok on Sunday. Photo: Edmond So
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Ming Yan Dispensary was filled with tear gas on Sunday after a canister fired by police ended up on the premises. Photo: Linda Lew

Hong Kong police apologise for tear-gassing pharmacy and restaurant during protests

  • But officers cannot explain how the medicine outlet in Kowloon became a victim of clearance operation, shopkeeper says
  • Store manager harmed by the chemical irritant, which engulfed Ming Yan Dispensary on Sunday
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Ming Yan Dispensary was filled with tear gas on Sunday after a canister fired by police ended up on the premises. Photo: Linda Lew
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