Police shoot protesters at new chest protests
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B Another protester was shot dead by police in protest against the Hong Kong government. Authorities at a Hong Kong hospital announced Monday that the young man was in critical condition. As the Hong Kong newspaper "South China Morning Post" reported, the 21-year-old was struck in the upper body on Monday morning.
A video shared on social networks shows a police officer firing a gun at a demonstrator at a nearby range. It came in a scuffle. As another demonstrator approached the officer from the side, he shot at him and fired two more shots in another direction.
Police confirmed the incident and said that officers also drew their service weapons at two other locations in the city on Monday. Responsible for this is the illegal acts of "rioters".
Since the outbreak of protests against the government in June, it is the third time a protest has been shot down by police. Monday's incident took place amid a wave of new clashes between protesters and police. Protesters blocked roads in some areas of the city, put out fires and threw cobblestones. Police used tears of gasoline and rubber.
Many universities collapsed on Monday. Also the local traffic is restrained. The protests further aggravated the death of a student Friday. The 22-year-old died of his serious injuries after crashing from a parking garage last week on the brink of protests.
Also over the weekend there were riots in Hong Kong. Since June 9, people in Hong Kong have been protesting against their own government. They criticized a growing influence of Beijing's leadership on the former British Crown Colony. It has repeatedly come under heavy clashes with police and protesters.