tirsdag 13. august 2019

Footage shows Chinese military vehicles purportedly moving towards Hong Kong border

The Chinese government has released footage that appears to show military vehicles driving towards the Hong Kong border. The short clip shows a series of roughly two dozen green armoured fighting vehicles entering a "service area" in a row and riding down a highway, purportedly towards Shenzhen, the mainland city bordering the territory.

The state-run People's Daily did not comment on the purpose of the vehicles, but noted that the People's Armed Police are in charge of "handling riots, turmoil, seriously violent, criminal activities, terrorist attacks and other societal security incidents". The post coincided with a statement from Chinese authorities vowing to crack down on Hong Kong protesters and likening the demonstrations to "terrorism".