China Stages Massive Anti-Riot Drill Across Hong Kong Border - Breitbart
China’s “People’s Armed Police” staged “large-scaled anti-riot exercises” on Thursday in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese city that borders Hong Kong, a move state media dismissed as “routine.”
The exercises occurred shortly before Hong Kong police arrested at least five high-profile pro-democracy dissidents in Hong Kong, including a lawmaker and a prominent activist only released from jail in June, late Thursday and early Friday. Police in Hong Kong also banned a planned peaceful protest organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, which does significant work to ensure the legality of assemblies, for this weekend.
The Global Times reported Friday that the drills were intended to prepare police officers to suppress “rebellions, riots, serious violent and illegal incidents, terrorist attacks and other incidents endangering social safety.”Add a comment