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Hong Kong: Protester injured by shot in chest


Despite being banned, tens of thousands of people have demonstrated against China's influence in Hong Kong. There are clashes, police officers reportedly shot a man.

During the protests in Hong Kong, a police officer shot at a demonstrator and injured his chest. The police reported that the officer fired live ammunition when his unit in Tsuen Wan District was attacked by demonstrators. First aid was provided for the injured party, after which he was taken to hospital.

The Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post has posted a photo on its website depicting a bleeding man being rescued by rescue workers. According to the newspaper, citing an unspecified source, the police fired at least five pistol shots. Previously, two warning shots were issued after police were allegedly attacked by a group of demonstrators.

Reuters quotes a Hong Kong hospital representative saying that 15 people were injured in different places. Thus, a person is in an imperfect state.

Despite the ban on demonstrations, thousands of people in the Chinese Special Administrative Region took to the streets to protest the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

In Hong Kong, mass protests have been ongoing for months against the growing influence of the Beijing government and the curtailment of civil rights.

Source: zeit

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