One of the participants in the Hong Kong protests was wounded in the chest from a military weapon. According to the South China Morning Post, a man was shot at during a clash with the police.
An 18-year-old college student was injured. Now he was hospitalized. According to doctors, he is in critical condition.
Estimated shot video. Caution, the video contains scenes of violence.
Police Superintendent Yu Hoi-Kwan said the department was saddened by the student’s injury. She said that one of the officers fired after several warnings.
Around 4:00 p.m. a large group of protesters attacked the police near Tai Ho Road. Despite a warning from the police, they continued to move. When the officer felt danger, he shot at the attacker in order to protect himself and the lives of his colleagues.
Yu Hoi Kwan
Hong Kong Police Superintendent
The Hong Kong protest on October 1 is associated with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Activists urge “to return power to the people.”