Hong Kong cop filmed firing on protestors
A HONG Kong police officer shot at masked protesters yesterday morning – hitting at least one in the torso – during clashes broadcast live on Facebook as the city’s rush hour was interrupted by protests.
Footage showed a police officer drawing his sidearm in the district of Sai Wan Ho as he tried to detain a masked man at an intersection blocked by protesters.
Another masked man then approached the officer and was apparently shot in the chest, quickly falling to the ground, clutching his left side. His condition was not clear.
Seconds later, two more live rounds were fired by the officer during a scuffle and another masked man went to ground, although the footage was less clear as to whether he was struck.
Police could later be seen detaining the two men on the ground. The first had a pool of blood next to him, his body limp, as officers moved him around and apparently tried to tie his hands.
The second man was conscious and talking.
A police source confirmed that live rounds were fired at more than one protester in Sai Wan Ho and that a statement would be issued.