To bolster confidence against terrorist attacks in the upcoming Beijing Olympics, Xinhua gives us stills from a CCTV special of the armed police demonstrating anti-terrorist tactics in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province.
Observe the acrobatic prowess, the state-of-the-art defense of the flame-thrower, the heavy-duty mob scattering water cannons, and, of course, no anti-terrorist drill would be complete without armed police on wheels!
While we admit that high-powered water cannons might have conveniently served the double purpose of putting out fires and mob ire (where where these last week?), this Shanghaiist thinks perhaps someone in the anti-terrorism bureau has stayed up one too many nights playing Starcraft and C&C.
Photos by Xinhua/Fan Changguo