Arrow injures policeman in Hong Kong clashes
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.