Armed po­lice pa­trol Bei­jing, other cities

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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)

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