Armed police patrol Beijing, other cities
Police deployed 150 armed patrol vehicles on the capital’s streets to combat terrorism and violence following a string of attacks nationwide.
The vehicles, stationed at main intersections with heavy traffic, will serve as a deterrent to terrorists, sources with the Beijing Public Security Bureau said.
Each vehicle will be manned with nine police officers and four assistants working in shifts. The patrols will cover the main streets of Beijing, and are required to reach the scene of any incident within three minutes after receiving a report.
Other Chinese cities have stepped up security and put armed patrols on streets. Police in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, have been equipped with guns and protective devices and have been asked to patrol the city 24 hours a day. (Photo 3)