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Opinion

Police report on Hong Kong protests is a shameful whitewash

It exonerated officers' violence and tried to lay blame on protesters

| Hong Kong
Police officers detain an anti-government protester in December 2019: the report glossed over police misconduct.   © Reuters

Jason Y. Ng is a convener of the Progressive Lawyers Group, an advocacy group that promotes and defends Hong Kong's rule of law and civil liberties.

On Friday, when the Independent Police Complaints Council, Hong Kong's police watchdog, released its long-awaited report on the police's handling of last year's protests and social unrest, Hong Kongers were not surprised that it was a whitewash.

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