Hong Kong ‘one step closer to terrorism’
Hong Kong police have warned the city has taken ‘one step closer to terrorism’ as the city braces itself for violent protests on China's national day.
More than a hundred petrol bombs were thrown at police by protesters at the weekend, with police responding by using water cannons and firing more than 600 teargas canisters and rubber bullets.
1 October marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, a national holiday. Officers have therefore briefed reporters about their plans to try to control pro-democracy protests, detailing their fears of ‘extreme danger’ being wrought by anti-Beijing protesters.
According to reports, they have gathered intelligence, including information distributed through online sites used by demonstrators, which encouraged protesters to kill police officers.
Chun-Chung Tse, the chief superintendent of police in the public relations branch, said that ‘all acts are one step closer to terrorism’.