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Police officer shoots protester in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, Nov 11 (IANS) A policeman has shot at least one person during protests in Hong Kong.

Footage shown live on Facebook showed the officer drawing his gun before grappling with a man at a roadblock, the BBC reported on Monday.

Another man, wearing a black face mask, then approaches and the officer shoots him at close range, hitting him in the chest or torso.

As the grapple continues, the officers fires another two rounds – although it’s not clear from the footage whether the bullets hit anyone.

The condition of the first person shot is not known.

The shootings happened as protesters tried to block a junction at Sai Wan Ho on the north-east of the island.

 

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