Our men and women in blue deserve a show of appreciation

Last Sunday, a gunshot rang out for the first time in the ongoing Hong Kong protests, with a policeman firing a warning shot into the air when he was attacked by protesters.

It was yet another step in the deteriorating relationship between the police and the people in the city since the anti-government protests started in June.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 01, 2019, with the headline 'Our men and women in blue deserve a show of appreciation'. Print Edition | Subscribe