Three controversial anti-riot vehicles armed with water cannons will hit the streets of Hong Kong this week and be ready to handle unrest by August. The force was weighing up whether to use the vehicles to spray liquid dye on radical protesters to make identifying suspects easier.
Designed for crowd control and costing a total of HK$16.59 million. On August 12, members of the Security Council of the Legislative Council were arranged to visit the Fanling Police Tactical Unit headquarters.
In the past, the police have always stressed that they will use the “minimum force” to disperse the crowd. Whether the water gun can use the “minimum force”, the police said that the police officers will decide the minimum force at that time according to the situation on the spot, such as the distance from the protesters.
The water cannon vehicles has yet to be deployed but its power is sorely felt. On the Tsing Yi section of Highway No. 3, blue water stains appeared on the road surface and could not be cleaned afterwards. The affected roads are mainly on Tsingyi Road from Rambler Crest to Container Terminal No. 9. Some of the traffic lanes of the Stonecutters Bridge and the passing vehicles were also affected.
Earlier, media photographed the police testing the water cannon truck. The colour of the water used was quite close to the colour leaked out on the road.
Leaking police water cannon trucks are suspected. How can the victims claim the cleaning fee?