Riot police outside Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Dickson Lee Riot police outside Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Dickson Lee
Riot police outside Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong police ready to use force to prevent any Labour Day protest chaos amid coronavirus social-distancing orders

  • About 3,000 riot officers equipped with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons will be deployed to maintain order
  • Preparations come as city’s leader warns about ‘continuous political devastation’ caused by opposition lawmakers

Topic |   Hong Kong social distancing
Riot police outside Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Dickson Lee Riot police outside Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Dickson Lee
Riot police outside Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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