Riot police fire non-lethal rounds to disperse protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Sunday. The violence escalated on Tuesday when an officer shot a protester at close range in the chest with a live round. Photo: Bloomberg

EU and Britain urge restraint and de-escalation after Hong Kong police officer shoots protester during National Day clashes

  • ‘Use of live ammunition is disproportionate, and only risks inflaming the situation,’ British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says.
  • Teenaged protester was hit in the chest by a live round in Tsuen Wan as Beijing celebrated 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China.
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Riot police fire non-lethal rounds to disperse protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Sunday. The violence escalated on Tuesday when an officer shot a protester at close range in the chest with a live round. Photo: Bloomberg
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An anti-government protester runs through a cloud of tear gas in Sham Shui Po district on National Day. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong police ‘overwhelmed’ as anti-government protesters unleash new level of violence

  • Protesters block roads, set fires and throw firebombs in at least 13 areas – more than 180 arrested
  • Police fight back with tear gas, water cannons and six live rounds – at least 66 people injured
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An anti-government protester runs through a cloud of tear gas in Sham Shui Po district on National Day. Photo: Reuters
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