An armoured vehicle set on fire by petrol bombs during clashes between riot police and protesting students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2019. Photo: Winson Wong
An armoured vehicle set on fire by petrol bombs during clashes between riot police and protesting students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2019. Photo: Winson Wong

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New Hong Kong police anti-riot ‘Saber-toothed Tigers’ ready ahead of city’s 25th handover anniversary

  • Tests complete for the nine-tonne armoured vehicles, costing about US$300,000 each
  • The six heavy armoured vehicles latest in mainland purchases by city police after allegations of brutality during 2019 protests sparked US, Britain and EU bans

An armoured vehicle set on fire by petrol bombs during clashes between riot police and protesting students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2019. Photo: Winson Wong
An armoured vehicle set on fire by petrol bombs during clashes between riot police and protesting students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2019. Photo: Winson Wong
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