Soldiers from the PLA help clear roadblocks outside Baptist University. Photo: Edmond So

PLA soldiers sent onto streets of Hong Kong for first time since protests began – to help clear roadblocks near Kowloon Tong garrison

  • One soldier says action has nothing to do with the Hong Kong government
  • More than 400 soldiers were deployed just over a year ago to help clear-up operation following Typhoon Mangkhut
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Soldiers from the PLA help clear roadblocks outside Baptist University. Photo: Edmond So
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The first batch of special constables from the Correctional Services Department started their first shift on Saturday. Photo: Handout

‘Prison flying tigers’ join fight against Hong Kong protesters as 70 special constables take to streets for first time

  • Members of elite prison service unit report for duty in Wan Chai
  • Group is sent to guard important government buildings and all have firearms and riot training
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The first batch of special constables from the Correctional Services Department started their first shift on Saturday. Photo: Handout
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