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nnnnn one of the safest cities on earth now on high alert police presence in hong kong was already extremely heavy ahead of a contentious vote this week over how beijing plans to elect the city's leader now after authorities foiled a suspected bomb plot of anti china activists they are tightening up even further i'm going to sorry joseph outside the legislative council where lawmakers are due to vote and this place is filling up fast it is absolutely packed with police in the steaming heat of the day even , bomb plots are almost unheard of in hong kong where protesters often politely lying , as they marched down the street , for the latest police hall of suspected explosives has sparked a new round of vigilance and radical groups or local anti china groups are now emerging as the biggest worry for the city's lawmakers , youth negative sentiment toward hong kong's leadership is at its highest level since china took control according to opinion polls wednesday's vote is a crucial test of how far hong kong people are willing to go to assert their own identity it's also another test for beijing and the city's beijing backs a leadership in how patiently they can handle any dissent