I am proud of our police force. Like any other organisation, it is staffed by people who are human, and err, on occasion. But they by and large are one of the Hong Kong element's I proudly describe to visitors. Now I can add their bravery and proffessionalism in the face of the experienced welfare rioters, the Korean Peasants' League. Had I been in charge, there would have been much less restraint. But that's one of the million reasons I don't get to be police chief.
So here's to the Hong Kong police force that stood strong in the face of an assault that the SCMP described in turns as 'brutal' and 'savage'. Our men in green and blue make us proud.