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Hong Kong protests: police to trial new anti-riot weapon for tackling violent disorder

Hong Kong police will equip frontline officers with a new anti-riot weapon they say is capable of firing irritant pepper solution at targets with more accuracy than offered by existing hardware while inflicting less harm.The force said some of its officers would be supplied on a three-month trial basis with the pistol-shaped OC launcher, an upgrade designed to deliver a faster and safer response to violent disorder.In the wake of the 2019 social unrest, the force said it needed to obtain…


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