Police officers beaten by HK protesters
Two officers were seen with bloody head wounds as colleagues shielded them from further attacks
Hong Kong, China - everywhere, from graffiti daubed on walls to huge fences surrounding government buildings.
The city’s police force is now loathed by large swathes of the city, heckled by crowds both at protest sites and in their local neighbourhoods.
Critics accuse police of using excessive force, with no police officer disciplined or punished in the last seven months of protests.
Police officials say they have used force commensurate with the levels of violence they face from hardcore protesters who routinely throw bricks and petrol bombs. The force has blamed viral social media videos of officers making hard arrests and media coverage for their plummeting reputation among the city’s inhabitants.
Among key demands of the protest movement are an independent inquiry into the police, an amnesty for 7,000 people arrested and fully free elections.
Beijing and local leader Carrie Lam have refused further concessions and defended police tactics.
People cover their faces after policemen fire tear gas to disperse the crowd at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on Sunday
Police fires tear gas to disperse a crowd gathered for a rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on Sunday