November 17, 2019
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BREAKING: Hong Kong police shoot protester with live round in Sai Wan Ho – Hong Kong Free Press

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[Graphic] Hong Kong police have fired three live rounds at two protesters in Sai Wan Ho during city-wide strike action.

Protesters were blocking roads at an intersection outside Tai On Building in Sai Wan Ho. At around 7:15am, a police officer tried to give chase before he pulled out a service pistol and pointed it at them, according to footage captured by Cupid Producer. He then grabbed a protester in white, and shot another black-clad protester in the stomach at close range.

Another protester in black then appeared to try and grab the officer’s gun, as he fired two more shots.

Bloodstains were seen on the ground as the two were subdued. One protester appeared to be conscious, as he responded when he was asked his name. However, the other protester was unresponsive.

Passersby then argued with police and a riot police deployed fired pepper spray.

Sai Wan Ho

Photo: Telegram.

A woman tried to get close to the unconscious protester, but was wrestled down by a riot police officer.

The two protesters were taken away in an ambulance.

Protesters across Hong Kong tried to disrupt the morning commute on Monday as part of a wider plan to mobilise a general strike. Arrests were made in Tuen Mun, Wong Tai Sin and Sha Tin. MTR services were disrupted on the Kwun Tong Line, Tung Chung Line, East Rail Line, and the Ma On Shan Line. Light rail services are also affected.

File photo: May James/HKFP.

Demonstrators have vowed an escalation following the death of 22-year-old Alex Chow Tsz-lok, who succumbed to his injuries after falling one storey in a car park. While the cause of Chow’s death remains unclear, riot police were conducting dispersal operations nearby at the time of his fall.

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