British troops from the Welsh Regiment backed up civil police in Hong Kong on Wednesday in raids on left-wing union headquarters.
Troops surrounding building; police raiding; people arrested being led away.
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Background: British troops from the Welsh Regiment backed up civil police in Hong Kong on Wednesday in raids on left-wing union headquarters. Visnews exclusive film shows the raid on one of the two headquarters, at Java Road, in North Point on Hong Kong island.
As troops cordoned off the building, police moved in using teargas and firearms leaded with wooden bullets. Eight people were arrested during the raid.
In subsequent raids police and troops met with heavier resistance, as bottles and other missiles were hurled at them. In one raid last night (Thursday) one man died and another was seriously injured.
Wednesday's raid took place during the nightly curfew -- the most extensive for many years -- and police arrested a number of people near the raided union headquarters for breaking the curfew.