Riot police with shotguns form a defensive line in Tuen Mun during a mass rally on October 1 last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Riot police with shotguns form a defensive line in Tuen Mun during a mass rally on October 1 last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Riot police with shotguns form a defensive line in Tuen Mun during a mass rally on October 1 last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong police double National Day deployment to 6,000 officers, citing threats to force and calls for violence

  • Force anticipates chaos on Thursday despite banning request for march by opposition group
  • Deployment is the largest in six months and officers will continue with strategy of quick and early intervention to prevent gatherings

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Riot police with shotguns form a defensive line in Tuen Mun during a mass rally on October 1 last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Riot police with shotguns form a defensive line in Tuen Mun during a mass rally on October 1 last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Riot police with shotguns form a defensive line in Tuen Mun during a mass rally on October 1 last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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