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HK forces to goose step PLA-style for security day

2021-04-13 HKT 11:42
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  • The police have yet to say whether they'll follow the other disciplinary forces in goose stepping for the public on Thursday's 'National Security Education Day'.
    The police have yet to say whether they'll follow the other disciplinary forces in goose stepping for the public on Thursday's 'National Security Education Day'.
Four disciplinary forces say their officers will perform People's Liberation Army style marching on "National Security Education Day", rather than the traditional British drills.

The customs, immigration, correctional services and fire services departments said they will be opening their training schools to the public on Thursday for people to learn how their work helps protect national security.

The departments will perform "goose stepping" drills for the public.

The Immigration Department said it hoped to highlight the fact that the SAR is an inalienable part of the country, adding that it has been teaching trainees basic Chinese-style marching on top of British drills since last year.

The customs and correctional services departments said they planned to introduce "goose steps" in their regular drills in phases, while the Fire Services Department said it didn't have any plans to do so at the moment.

The police said they will announce the details of their marching performance to celebrate the national security event in due course.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government has also planned other education day activities, like talks and exhibitions.

Lam said the government attaches great importance to the event.

"Under the national security law, all Hong Kong residents and organisations have the responsibility to protect national security," she said.