Terrifying ‘giant fork’ Chinese forces prepare to use on Hong Kong protesters

Amnesty International has criticised the use of the “electric shock capturing fork” against protesters

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Chinese riot police have been seen training with terrifying giant fork devices aimed at controlling rioters by pinning them to the ground.

It is believed that some of the crowd control devices are capable of emitting electric shocks in a bid to neutralise any perceived threat.

The 8ft poles with U-shaped prongs on the top are being used by both police and armed forces in practice drills as they prepare to enter Hong Kong.

Rising tensions in the area have seen thousands of Hong Kong protesters take over the city’s airport.

The protesters, who have five demands, even stopped planes arriving or departing for an entire day.

The unrest, now in its 10th week, shows no sign of easing – and there were ugly scenes as riot police clashed with the crowds earlier this week.

In an emotional appeal, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam begged thousands of anti-government activists ­occupying the airport to leave after flights were seriously disrupted for a second day.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.