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Hong Kong teen shot by police was 'rioting': prosecutor
Hong Kong protests: Teenage protesters grappling with 'collective trauma' - BBC News
Driven by anger and grief, thousands of people came on to the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday to denounce the shooting of a teenage student by police, an escalation of force that has intensified the standoff between protesters and authorities. In the daytime the protesters marched through the city centre, organised sit-ins at schools and gathered at a courtroom where other demonstrators faced rioting charges. In the evening thousands more joined largely peaceful rallies across Hong Kong, denouncing police brutality. Some called for the police force to be disbanded. Many at the demonstrations held their hands over the left side of their chests in tribute to year-old Tsang Chi-kin, who was shot at point-blank range on Tuesday, with the bullet narrowly missing his heart. Tsang was in hospital in stable but critical condition after surgery to remove the bullet. The shooting shocked many in the city; despite copious use of teargas, water cannon, beanbags and other less lethal forms of violence over nearly four months of protests, officers had previously only fired their guns in warning.
Five Hong Kong teenagers arrested over death of man during protests
T he Hong Kong teenager shot by police during anti-government protests on Tuesday is to be charged with rioting and assaulting police. The news is sure to exacerbate tensions in the enclave, which is still recovering from its worst day of violence in over 50 years , and comes amid reports that the government intends to invoke emergency regulations to make the wearing of face masks at demonstrations illegal. It was not immediately clear if Tsang, who is recovering in hospital, would be appearing in person or via video link, or be represented by counsel. In the crowd was a year-old civil servant, who spoke to TIME on condition of anonymity.
Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man after he was hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters last month, police have said. The three males and two females, aged 15 to Footage of the incident showed clashes between protesters and pro-Beijing residents, during which a man was hit by a brick and fell to the ground.