The first batch of special constables from the Correctional Services Department started their first shift on Saturday. Photo: Handout

‘Prison flying tigers’ join fight against Hong Kong protesters as 70 special constables take to streets for first time

  • Members of elite prison service unit report for duty in Wan Chai
  • Group is sent to guard important government buildings and all have firearms and riot training
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The first batch of special constables from the Correctional Services Department started their first shift on Saturday. Photo: Handout
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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

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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