Some Hong Kong officers will be armed with OC launchers from this month. Photo: Sam Tsang
Some Hong Kong officers will be armed with OC launchers from this month. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: police to trial new anti-riot weapon for tackling violent disorder

  • Pistol-shaped OC launcher fires irritant pepper solution and is more accurate and less harmful than existing devices, police say
  • Hong Kong’s 2019 protests led the force to look for alternative anti-riot hardware that minimises the impact on bystanders

Some Hong Kong officers will be armed with OC launchers from this month. Photo: Sam Tsang
Some Hong Kong officers will be armed with OC launchers from this month. Photo: Sam Tsang
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