Hong Kong police to switch to goose-stepping style of marching


Hong Kong Police officers demonstrate the ‘goose-stepping’ marching style at the Hong Kong Police College in Hong Kong, China, April 15, 2021. The force will adopt this style to show patriotism and foster love for the ‘motherland’. – EPA pic, January 14, 2022.

HONG Kong’s entire police force will switch from colonial-era British marching drills to the goose-stepping style seen on the Chinese mainland, the city’s force said today, citing the need to show officers’ “patriotism”.

The stiff-legged marching technique was first publicly demonstrated by Hong Kong officers on April 15 during National Security Education Day – designated to mark a Beijing-imposed law that has empowered a crackdown on dissent.


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