This video actually shows Chinese armoured vehicles in Hong Kong in June 2012

Updated on 30/09/2019 at 11:17

A video has been shared thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts that claim the footage shows China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops entering Hong Kong in July 2019. The claim is false; the video has circulated online since at least June 2012; according to local media, it shows PLA armoured vehicles coming to Hong Kong from mainland China as part of a “normal and necessary” troop rotation in June 2012.