Police and British troops demolished a police post on the Chinese border yesterday (Sunday) while in Hongkong itself, there were more bombing incidents.
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Background: Police and British troops demolished a police post on the Chinese border yesterday (Sunday) while in Hongkong itself, there were more bombing incidents.
The demolition of the border post - at Man Kam To - followed last week's incidents when 30 Chinese armed with meathooks and axes held British troops and police captive for six hours.
A new police post was set up about 200 yards away. The post was originally built as a checking point for local people doing business across the bridge. A crowd of more than 20 Chinese farm workers gathered on the bridge singing songs and slogans while the demolition was going on.
Last night, Communists in Hongkong made a fresh attempt at disruptions. They threw bombs at police and wounded a Chinese watchman and an army ballistics expert.
The incidents occurred when a crowd of about 200 people gathered in the Wanchai area of Hongkong island, one of the colony's trouble stops. A party of about 40 police were sent to disperse the crowd, which then threw a bomb, wounding the watchman.
An army ballistics team was sent to deal with eight bombs which had been planted by the Communists. While one of the team was examining a bomb placed on tram-lines, a bomb was thrown at him and he was hurt in the explosion.