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Police officer shoots protester in Hong Kong

Monday - November 11, 2019 6:50 am , Category : WORLD
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.
 

--IANS pgh/

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