Hong Kong Protester Shot At Close Range, Counter Protester Set On Fire


Monday’s clashes erupted with a Hong Kong police officer shooting a 21-year-old masked protester this morning; hitting at least one with live ammunition during clashes that were broadcasted live on Facebook.

AFP:

A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning — hitting at least one in the torso — during clashes broadcast live on Facebook, as the city’s rush hour was interrupted by protests.

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Footage showed a police officer drawing his sidearm in the district of Sai Wan Ho as he tried to detain a masked man at a road junction that had been blocked by protesters.

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Another masked man then approached the officer and was apparently shot in the chest area, quickly falling to the ground, clutching his left side. His condition was not clear.

Seconds later, two more live rounds were fired by the officer during a scuffle and another masked man went to the ground, although the footage was less clear as to whether he was struck.

Police could later be seen detaining the two men on the ground. The first man had a pool of blood next to him, his body limp as officers moved him around and apparently tried to tie his hands. More

“John,” a 25-year-old wearing office attire and a surgical mask, said he’d been on his way to work when he heard about the shooting Monday morning. Like other protesters, he asked not to disclose his full name for protection from authorities.

“How many students have to get shot before we do something? There was no way I could go into work after this happened again. The police don’t see us as human anymore” according to the LAT.

Hong Kongers are fighting for the right to have rights. They are fighting for individual liberty. They are fighting directly against fascism. Not underground fascist movements, but an oppressive fascist regime. But now they have gone too far.

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