Riot police use pepper spray to disperse protesters in Hong Kong who returned fire with umbrellas and bottles. Photo: Reuters

Head wounds, a severed finger, police and protesters in hospital: how a peaceful rally in Hong Kong descended into bloodshed and chaos in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza mall

  • Protesters and local councillors blame police who ‘blocked demonstrators from exiting shopping centre into nearby MTR station’
  • Demoralised officers hit out at management’s ‘public relations’ exercise and say they were forced to act after being hit with objects thrown from above
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Riot police use pepper spray to disperse protesters in Hong Kong who returned fire with umbrellas and bottles. Photo: Reuters
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