'Silent majority' show support for city's embattled police force

Pro-China supporters wave a Chinese national flag to support police and anti-violence during a rally in Hong Kong on Aug 17, 2019. PHOTO: AP
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On Aug 10, a small group armed with banners and fruit baskets and dressed in matching light blue shirts gathered outside the Wanchai police headquarters in Hong Kong.

At a gate within the 2m-high, water-filled barriers now common at government buildings, the group was allowed to stream into the compound, where they presented officers with fruit and cards of encouragement, some even posing for pictures with officers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 18, 2019, with the headline 'Silent majority' show support for city's embattled police force. Subscribe