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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong protesters crushed during clearance operation as top cop says speeding police van ‘not unsafe’

Hong Kong police have been accused of driving a van carrying elite officers into protesters during a clearance operation in Yau Ma Tei on Monday night, reportedly causing injuries among fleeing demonstrators. When asked about police vehicles speeding into the crowd, Police Senior Superintendent of the Operations Branch Wong Wai-shun said it was necessary for officers to take such measures when facing attacks from protesters: “[Driving] fast doesn’t mean it is unsafe. For our police officers, they all well trained.” Dylan Hollingworth and USP were on the scene. Click here for the full story.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.

November 18 Dylan Hollingsworth yau ma tei

Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/HKFP.


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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong protesters crushed during clearance operation as top cop says speeding police van 'not unsafe'