Ar­row in­jures po­lice­man in Hong Kong clashes

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A HONG Kong po­lice of­fi­cer has been hit in the leg by an ar­row, while pro­test­ers set an over­head foot­bridge on fire as they fought to keep po­lice us­ing tear gas and wa­ter can­nons from ad­vanc­ing on their univer­sity cam­pus strong­hold.

Po­lice said the ar­row struck a me­dia li­ai­son of­fi­cer in the calf and he was taken to a hos­pi­tal.

The use of bows and ar­rows, along with petrol bombs launched with cat­a­pults, threat­ened to es­ca­late the vi­o­lence in the more than five-month-long antiGov­ern­ment move­ment.

Pro­test­ers are try­ing to keep the pres­sure on Hong Kong lead­ers, who have re­jected most of their de­mands.

The protests were sparked by pro­posed leg­is­la­tion that would have al­lowed the ex­tra­di­tion of crim­i­nal sus­pects to the main­land.

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