Members of the Correctional Services Department’s Regional Response Team would make up the bulk of the new unit protecting key sites in Hong Kong, the Post has been told. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong protests: ‘special police’ unit will be unveiled this week to ease pressure on embattled force, sources say

  • Elite unit of 80, sourced mainly from prison riot team, set to be deployed to safeguard key sites in city
  • Police chief to announce new squad within days following approval from Hong Kong leader under public order legislation
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Members of the Correctional Services Department’s Regional Response Team would make up the bulk of the new unit protecting key sites in Hong Kong, the Post has been told. Photo: Felix Wong
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A video grab of the incident showing the moment before a protester approaching an officer is shot. Photo: AFP/ Cupid News

Hong Kong policeman who shot protester did not deviate from guidelines, police say, adding that another officer who moved suspect was ‘unaware of injury’

  • Force defends officer’s actions and says he is on leave because of injuries, with a more detailed investigation pending
  • Police do not address questions on why no warning shot was fired
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A video grab of the incident showing the moment before a protester approaching an officer is shot. Photo: AFP/ Cupid News
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