Hong Kong on high alert as thousands of protesters fly in – Jonathan Watts

From the Guardian:

Hong Kong was braced yesterday for its biggest security operation since the handover from British rule in 1997 as thousands of international protesters began flying in to try to derail the World Trade Organisation summit later this week.

To prevent a repeat of the violence that disrupted the last two summits in Seattle and Canc√∫n, 9,000 police have been drafted in to man the barricades around the harbourside convention centre, where the talks will take place, and patrol shopping and financial districts, which are considered potential targets for anti-globalisation radicals.

See also “Fortress Hong Kong girds for the WTO” from Asia Times.

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December 12, 2005 12:11 PM
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