Anti-extradition Protest

FactWire’s 721 video shows police making way for men in white to leave without inspection

27 August 2020

From FactWire's video filmed after midnight on July 22 last year, some men in white were able to cross the police cordon freely, while officers made way for their cars to pass. The officers did not stop and search any of the men nor take down their identities.

Prince Edward 8.31 — Puzzle of the six rumored “deaths” solved

30 November 2019
On the night of August 31, the police were carrying out an operation at Prince Edward subway station. Rumors that six injured arrestees had been killed have been circulating. FactWire got in touch with them and verified that they were either sent to a hospital or to a police station that night.

Prince Edward 8.31 — Chronology of a chaotic scene

30 November 2019
The police said they arrested 52 people at Prince Edward Station on 31 August. FactWire interviewed 47 of them and reconstructed the situation at the station based on their accounts. Investigations revealed that aside from the arrestees who were taken to Lai Chi Kok by a special train, there were also arrested people taken away by police vans directly from Prince Edward station.

Prince Edward 8.31 — Differing injury counts lead to suspicion

29 November 2019
After 8.31 Prince Edward Incident, many people suspect that someone died in the station because of the discrepancy in the injuries and the closure of the subway station for more than 30 hours afterward. FactWire got in touch with 47 of the arrestees from that night to reconstruct the chaotic situation in the subway station.

Standards reveal ranges and specifications of arms and ammunitions used by the police

30 August 2019
Standards and specifications of arms and ammunitions and arms commonly used by the police during dispersal at the protests state they could cause serious injuries or death if not fired within range. 

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