Last year Hong Kong police were stretched to their limits to tackle more than 1,200 anti-government protests that erupted between June and December. Photo: AP

Hong Kong protests: about 130 firefighters and paramedics to join police as special constables to handle demonstrations

  • Emergency service personnel to help police deal with anti-government unrest by dismantling barricades and other support tasks
  • Government insider says police need staffing boost to handle demonstrations, which may stretch until the Legco elections in September
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Last year Hong Kong police were stretched to their limits to tackle more than 1,200 anti-government protests that erupted between June and December. Photo: AP
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