The violence we have seen in Hong Kong is unacceptable. We should not speculate on the identity of violent groups until a thorough investigation has taken place. We welcome Carrie Lam’s statement on 22 July saying she has asked the Commissioner of Police to investigate the incident at Yuen Long MTR station fully and pursue the lawbreakers.
We also note the announcement of a special inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Council into recent events in Hong Kong. We look forward to the publication of further details about the scope and composition of the investigation.