Journalists wearing helmets with banners attend a police press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong police walk out of their press conference after journalists stage silent protest accusing force of violence and lies

  • Six journalists from Stand News, RTHK, Ming Pao, AM730, Initium and Inmedia attend briefing wearing helmets with slogans on them
  • Police brand group ‘disrespectful’ after they refuse to remove head gear
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Journalists wearing helmets with banners attend a police press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Nora Tam
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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

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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