Hong Kong: thousands protest over shooting of teenager by police

Anger and grief fuel fresh demonstrations after injury of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin Driven by anger and grief, thousands of people came out across Hong Kong to denounce the shooting of a teenage student by police, an escalation of force that appears to have deepened the gulf between protesters and authorities. They marched through the city centre, organised sit-ins at schools and gathered at a courtroom where other protesters faced rioting charges. Many who joined Wednesdays demonstrations held their hands over their chests in tribute to 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin, who was shot at point-blank range on Tuesday, with the bullet narrowly missing his heart. Tsang is in hospital in stable but critical condition after surgery to remove the bullet. The shooting …

Hong Kong protester shot with live round during China National Day rally

Violence erupts as thousands protest on 70th anniversary of communist rule in China Hong Kong police have shot a protester with live ammunition for the first time in four months of demonstrations, marking a major escalation in the use of force on a day when shooting the protester at point blank range with a pistol. Other footage Map of key incidents in Hong Kong Crowds gathered in central Hong Kong, where police were using water cannon and teargas, Hong Kong protesters use chairs as barricade during riots video Hong Kong has been gripped by protests since June. Sparked by a controversial extradition bill, they have morphed into a wider and increasingly violent anti-government movement channelling residents anger and frustration at …

Hong Kong: I would quit if I had choice, says leader in leaked audio

Carrie Lams comments further demonstrate it is Beijing directing response to crisis A leaked audio recording has emerged in which Hong Kongs leader, Carrie Lam, can be heard saying she would quit if she had a choice but suggesting she was being prevented from doing so by authorities in Beijing. In the recording, obtained by Reuters, the Hong Kong chief executive to a political crisis that has threatened Chinas authority over the city, as protesters continue to take to the streets pressing for the extradition bill to be withdrawn and calling for universal suffrage. Clashes continued on Monday night when police fired teargas to clear protesters in Mong Kok, a commercial and residential area in Kowloon. Play Video 0:53 between …