Hong Kong protests: Police demonstrate water cannons after another weekend of tear gas

Hong Kong protests: Police demonstrate water cannons after another weekend of tear gas

Video footage from Sunday appears to show officers dressed as protesters injuring an arrested individual pressed to the ground

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Hong Kong Police's Specialised Crowd Management Vehicle (SCMV), aka water cannon, performs a road test at Fanling on 30 July.
Photo: SCMP / K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong police are showing off water cannons as pro-democracy street protests stretch into their 10th week.

The Monday demonstration of specially equipped armoured cars came after another weekend of protests at Hong Kong’s bustling international airport and on the streets of one of the city’s main shopping districts.

Website Hong Kong Free Press showed footage of one arrest that appeared to include officers dressed as protesters who injure a demonstrator pressed to the ground.

On Sunday, police fired tear gas inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads.

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