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Hong Kong police warns of using 'force' if protesters don't leave

Devdiscourse News Desk | Hong Kong | Updated: 24-08-2019 21:53 IST | Created: 24-08-2019 19:21 IST
Hong Kong police warns of using 'force' if protesters don't leave

Violence returned to the streets of Hong Kong in a very intense manner after a few days of peace. Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks.

Many reports of rubber bullets being fired by Hong Kong riot police have also come to light and protestors are claiming that several people have been injured. A protester was also reportedly shot in the eye and is critical.

If true, this would the second "eye-shooting" incident at the protests in Hong Kong as the situation just keeps on getting worse.

UPDATES

Update 1: A woman was reportedly shot in the head with a rubber bullet, according to reports. Protesters are claiming that she was "just passing by".

Update 2: A video that protesters claim shows Hong Kong police brutally beating an unarmed man has gone viral and has sparked anger among people. The authenticity of the video has not been confirmed yet.

Update 3: The police has raised a blue flag asking people to leave immediately or they may use force, a live stream by HK Apple Daily showed.


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