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

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