Caught On Video: Hong Kong Protester Shot By Police During Morning Clashes; Hang Seng Tumbles

By Tyler Durden

Caught On Video: Hong Kong Protester Shot By Police During Morning Clashes; Hang Seng Tumbles

Hong Kong police opened fire and hit at least one protester on Monday, the SCMP reported, as chaos erupted across the city a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month.

Police fired live rounds at protesters on the eastern side of Hong Kong island, and local Cable TV said one protester was wounded when police opened fire. Video footage showed a protester lying in a pool of blood with his eyes wide open. Police also pepper-sprayed and subdued a woman nearby as plastic crates were thrown at officers, the video shared on social media showed.

A longer clip of the shooting is below. Reader discretion advised.

Police issued a statement saying that radical protesters had set up barricades at multiple locations across the city and warned the demonstrators to “stop their illegal acts immediately.” They did not comment immediately on the apparent shooting.

Services on some train and subway lines were alsodisrupted early on Monday, with riot police deployed near stations and shopping malls. Many universities cancelled classes …read more

Source:: Zero Hedge

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