Counting the cost of protest – Hong Kong police rack up $120 million overtime bill

FILE PHOTO: Anti-government protesters attend a demonstration to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police have earned an average of US$11,000 for each officer in overtime pay during the last six months of anti-government protests, with the total overtime bill coming to more than US$120 million, government figures showed on Friday. Police have covered more than 900 protests since June and worked overtime […]

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