Police officers draw their guns after a clash in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong police officer fired warning shot in air because he felt ‘life was threatened’ by protesters attacking him and colleagues with metal pipes

  • Gunshot incident the first of its kind in 12 weeks of intense protests sparked by the now-abandoned extradition bill
  • Officers had gone to the scene over vandalism of local businesses and were chased down street and attacked
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Police officers draw their guns after a clash in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Handout
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Police officers point their guns at anti-government protesters after being chased and beaten in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Police officer fires gun, water cannon used for first time on protesters in Hong Kong

  • At least one warning shot was fired after three officers were chased and beaten by club-wielding demonstrators in Tsuen Wan
  • Crowd-control vehicles brought in after bricks and petrol bombs thrown
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Police officers point their guns at anti-government protesters after being chased and beaten in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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