Category Archives : Video


BLOG – Police Action in Tai Po Called into Question

‘Front-line’ protest groups, such as Frontline Democracy, the Faculty of Orchid Gardening and Civic Passion, gathered in Tai Po yesterday facing off with police and pro-government protesters led by Leticia Lee.

Six people, including five police officers were injured during scuffles and three men were arrested. Two of them remain in custody for questioning, one has been released, according to police.

In one clip of the unrest posted by @lostdutchhk, police are seen holding a man in a chokehold embrace before he apparently loses consciousness. 


BLOG – Wonders of the HK Police Masturbatory YouTube Channel 1

Presenting a mind-numbing selection of clips from the over-produced, little-watched, self-celebratory YouTube channel of the Hong Kong police force.

We kick off with a video of Senior Superintendant David Jordan exalting the behaviour of the police during the Umbrella Movement protests. Jordan, a high-profile fixture on the Occupy site front lines, was the subject of this suspiciously fluffy SCMP profile last year in which he complained of being cyber-bullied.

It is part of a playlist playfully entitled ‘Stay United and Professional in Handling Illegal Occupation’.

The next video is dedicated to Ivan Yam Cheuk-man who is all sheepish and overwhelmed having been hailed as a “police force hero”. (His heroic act? He shared some of his water in Mong Kok).


VIDEO – New VICE News Occupy Clearance Documentary

On Friday, VICE News published their final documentary on the Umbrella Movement. ‘Hong Kong Silenced’ includes footage of the Mong Kok and Admiralty occupy site clearances, an interview with student leader Nathan Law, a clip of a protester from the mainland and evidence of some rather gung ho police tactics…


VIDEO – Ummissable New Film of the Mong Kok Occupy Clearance

On the morning of November 26th, 2014, Hong Kong police began an operation to clear the pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok. Within 24-hours, almost all signs of the protest encampment had disappeared, but activists were using new street tactics in their fight for universal suffrage.

Videographer Nathan Mauger presents the third in a series of cinematic videos shot during the height of the Mong Kok unrest.

Mauger’s footage reveals how the Mong Kok occupation evolved into the ‘shopping’ trips which continue nightly to this day.

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At one point, a police officer is shown ordering a journalist to stop photographing him. Another is seen telling a protest “fuck with me and get arrested.

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The definitive coverage includes subtitles, giving non-Chinese speakers a rare insight into the atmosphere on the front lines.


VIDEO – UK Parliament Debate on Hong Kong Handover Agreement

A full video playlist and transcript of Monday’s rare emergency debate in the British parliament.

The meeting, related to a Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry, was called after Beijing indicated that it would block a cross-party group of MPs from visiting Hong Kong.

During the debate, MPs said that the 1984 Joint Declaration, which gave rise to the Handover, remains an active “binding international treaty”. She stated that the agreement must be adhered to and that it did not expire in 1997.