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Hong Kong police brace for Occupy's upcoming campaign

Hong Kong police said they are preparing for the possible Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign next month. They also said they will carry out their duties in a politically neutral manner, after complaints of unnecessary force used to quell recent protests.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police said they are preparing for the possible Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign next month. They also said they will carry out their duties in a politically neutral manner.

Cheung Tak-Keung, assistant commissioner of Hong Kong Police, said: "For the major events coming up, actually, we have done a lot of preparations. For example, we have a very effective manpower plan, we should have sufficient police officers to be responsible for all these major events. And also we have preparations for all the logistical arrangements."

Pro-democracy protesters had complained of unnecessary force used to quell recent protests.

Occupy Central organisers had said the civil disobedience movement could start as early as next month, in a concerted push for universal suffrage in the territory.

At the end of August, China's National People's Congress will review Hong Kong's proposals to reform the 2017 chief executive election.

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