Police push protesters away after a march against parallel trading by mainland Chinese visitors in Sheung Shui on July 13. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong police get green light to carry extendable batons while off-duty following recent knife attack on officer

  • Night sticks will be issued to execute ‘constabulary duties’ rather than for self-defence, says internal memo
  • Officers must identify themselves as police if possible before using them, and make a report to superiors afterwards
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Police push protesters away after a march against parallel trading by mainland Chinese visitors in Sheung Shui on July 13. Photo: Felix Wong
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