Clashes break out between riot police and protesters outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: Police arrested nearly 4,500 people since violence erupted over extradition bill in June

  • Arrest figure is similar to that during the 1967 riots, which is considered Hong Kong’s worst-ever disturbance
  • Experts attribute high number of arrests to wider public participation and police strategy of detaining people even without strong evidence
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Clashes break out between riot police and protesters outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18. Photo: Sam Tsang
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