'We won't give up': Hong Kong protesters defiant after shooting

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Thursday 3rd October 2019 08:06:29 in English News by Xafiiska Hargeysa
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'We won't give up': Hong Kong protesters defiant after shooting


Hong Konganti-government demonstrators clashed with police into the early hours of Thursday, venting their anger over a policeman's shooting and wounding of a teenager earlier in the week, as months of protests show no sign of letting up.

Activists went on the rampage in districts across the Chinese-ruled city late into the night, hurling petrol bombs, setting fires, blocking roads and vandalising some shops and metro stations as police fired tear gas to disperse them.

 

"Wherever there are protests nearby I'll come ... I'm out tonight for a simple reason. You don't shoot a teenager at point-blank range," said Alex Chan, an interior designer at a protest in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay.

 

 

"These protests will continue and we won't give up."

Thousands more took to the streets on Wednesday in peaceful rallies to condemn the shooting of the 18-year-old secondary school student, who remains in hospital after being shot in the chest during disturbances on Tuesday.

Police say the officer fired in self-defence because he feared his life was in danger.

The student, who was brandishing a pipe, was shot at point-blank range during protests on Tuesday that turned violent in multiple locations across the city as demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

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Source: Aljazeera

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