Soldiers from one of the PLA’s top counterterrorism brigades were identified by their basketball shirts. Photo: SCMP

Chinese troops that cleaned up Hong Kong were from top counterterrorism brigade

  • Soldiers in bright basketball jerseys made no effort to hide their colours, but why were they on the streets?
  • Analyst says presence of troops from Xuefeng Special Operations Brigade raises questions about what PLA might do next
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Soldiers from one of the PLA’s top counterterrorism brigades were identified by their basketball shirts. Photo: SCMP
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Soldiers from the PLA help clear roadblocks outside Baptist University. Photo: Edmond So

PLA soldiers sent onto streets of Hong Kong for first time since protests began – to help clear roadblocks near Kowloon Tong garrison

  • One soldier says action has nothing to do with the Hong Kong government
  • More than 400 soldiers were deployed just over a year ago to help clear-up operation following Typhoon Mangkhut
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Soldiers from the PLA help clear roadblocks outside Baptist University. Photo: Edmond So
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