Hong Kong Watch statement on the excessive use of force by the police in today's protest
Statement: 12 June 2019
Hong Kong Watch condemns the use of rubber bullets and the excessive use of force by the police in today's protest. To describe this protest as a riot is a total misrepresentation of the facts, and should not be allowed to give the police license to commit violent acts with impunity. The Hong Kong government should immediately drop the proposed extradition legislation in view of the clear opposition of Hong Kong's population and the severe disquiet expressed by the international community.