China increasingly militant over ongoing Hong Kong protests
Civil servants have joined protesters, to the government’s ire, with China’s People’s Liberation Army releasing a threatening video of ‘anti-riot exercises’
Hong Kong — Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants rallied on Friday night to support protesters and urge authorities to rebuild confidence in the government as escalating protests rock the Asian financial hub.
The rally is the first time government employees have promoted a demonstration in Hong Kong. The civil servants assembled peacefully with protesters in the heart of the business district, many in black masks to hide their identity.