A anti-government protester shot by Hong Kong police at an unauthorised demonstration on October 1 will have to pursue a personal injury claim against the force without free legal aid from the city. Photo: Sam Tsang A anti-government protester shot by Hong Kong police at an unauthorised demonstration on October 1 will have to pursue a personal injury claim against the force without free legal aid from the city. Photo: Sam Tsang
A anti-government protester shot by Hong Kong police at an unauthorised demonstration on October 1 will have to pursue a personal injury claim against the force without free legal aid from the city. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: teen seeking to pursue injury claim over October shooting by police slams rejection of legal aid application

  • Tsang Chi-kin, 18, shot in an incident seen widely on social media, is hoping to pursue a personal injury claim
  • But city’s Legal Aid Department rules he failed to show reasonable grounds for the proceedings and that the use of force ‘was reasonable’

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A anti-government protester shot by Hong Kong police at an unauthorised demonstration on October 1 will have to pursue a personal injury claim against the force without free legal aid from the city. Photo: Sam Tsang A anti-government protester shot by Hong Kong police at an unauthorised demonstration on October 1 will have to pursue a personal injury claim against the force without free legal aid from the city. Photo: Sam Tsang
A anti-government protester shot by Hong Kong police at an unauthorised demonstration on October 1 will have to pursue a personal injury claim against the force without free legal aid from the city. Photo: Sam Tsang

Corrected [3:06pm, 15 Aug, 2020]

  • [3:06pm, 15 Aug, 2020]

    An earlier version of this story said a teen had been shot multiple times at a November 11 demonstration. The text has been corrected to say that the teen was shot once by an officer who fired multiple rounds.

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