Hong Kong police paid $17 million in allowances related to protests

Hong Kong police paid $  17 million in allowances related to protestsHong Kong police have earned a total of HK$ 135 million ($ 17.3 million) in allowances during the past six months of anti-government protests, government figures show. The meal and work-related allowances were on top of HK$ 950 million overtime pay that police have earned since the protests intensified in June, according to the figures released to city legislators on Friday. The Chinese-ruled city has been convulsed by more than 900 often violent protests since June, the security bureau said earlier, as public opposition to a now-withdrawn extradition bill developed into demands for greater freedoms.

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