12,000 Police Participate in Massive Drills in Shenzhen

By Matthew Bossons, August 7, 2019

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Police in Shenzhen carried out a massive, 12,000-person exercise yesterday in preparation for the festivities on the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, which will take place in October

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In addition to thousands of law enforcement personnel, the drills saw the participation of 50 armored vehicles, 200 emergency vehicles, five helicopters, eight marine vessels, 1,200 motorcycles and two amphibious automobiles, according to China Daily.

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Anti-terrorism maneuvers, joint air and sea patrols and riot-suppression exercises were held as part of the operation, which kicked off in Shenzhen’s Bao’an district at 10.30am.

When speaking about the drills, which involved four days of preparation, Deputy Head Chen Bin of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau’s security and patrol unit stated that ensuring public security and social order is very important for both Guangdong province and China at large.

“Shenzhen plays an important role in the country’s reform and opening up,” said Chen, according to China Daily. “The city is also adjacent to Hong Kong. Therefore, it is highly important to maintain Shenzhen’s social order and public security.”

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One traffic policeman, identified as Liu Liu, stated that he was very “proud to be a member of Shenzhen police” and that the maneuvers showed “the spirit of our team.” Liu also noted that, despite the sweltering South China heat, participants in the exercise were in good spirits.  

[Cover image via China Daily

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