A video grab of the incident showing the moment before a protester approaching an officer is shot. Photo: AFP/ Cupid News

Hong Kong policeman who shot protester did not deviate from guidelines, police say, adding that another officer who moved suspect was ‘unaware of injury’

  • Force defends officer’s actions and says he is on leave because of injuries, with a more detailed investigation pending
  • Police do not address questions on why no warning shot was fired
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A video grab of the incident showing the moment before a protester approaching an officer is shot. Photo: AFP/ Cupid News
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Hong Kong’s police force has gained support from online commenters on the mainland. Photo: Nora Tam

Police shooting exposes deep divide online between mainland China and Hong Kong

  • Mainland social media users come out in strong support for the officer, compounding extensive coverage of vandalism of businesses with ties across the border
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Hong Kong’s police force has gained support from online commenters on the mainland. Photo: Nora Tam
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