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Commissioner of Police defends level of force used against protesters Listen
The Police Commissioner, Stephen Lo, on Thursday said 11 people have been arrested so far over Wednesday's anti-extradition protests in Admiralty. They face charges such as disorderly conduct, unlawful assembly, assaulting the police, and other riot-related offences. At a press conference, the police chief also said 22 officers were injured in the clashes. And he defended the use of force against protesters, saying officers had demonstrated a "restrained and tolerant" attitude towards them all morning before some resorted to attacking the police. RTHK's Timmy Sung was at the press conference, and Annemarie Evans asked him what other action the police said they would be taking.
Christians sing hymns at Tamar Park in a bid to calm the storm Listen
A group of Christians sang hymns at Tamar Park on Thursday afternoon, saying they were trying to reduce tensions during the current political turmoil. Reverend Youngman Chan was among the group singing for peace. He spoke to Damon Pang.
‘Unclear if Tsai Ing-wen has done enough to get a second term in Taiwan’ Listen
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday took a key step towards re-election. She beat her rival in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's primary. The DPP said in three days of phone polling involving 16-thousand people, 35.7 percent of respondents had backed the president, while 27.5 percent favoured her challenger, former premier William Lai. Tsai's nomination is all but sure to be ratified by the DPP next week. Taipei-based journalist Cindy Sui told Annemarie Evans what she thought Tsai's chances of getting a second term were.