- Title: Hong Kong protesters hit police station with petrol bombs
- Date: 2nd October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) PETROL BOMB SMASHING AND BURSTING INTO FLAMES / FLAMES RISING FROM FRONT EXTERIOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SOUTH REGIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS / SMOKE BILLOWING OUT OF CANISTERS OF TEAR GAS ON ROAD FLAMES FROM PETROL BOMB POLICE STANDING BEHIND GATE POLICE FIRING CANISTERS OF TEAR GAS VARIOUS OF FLAMES OUTSIDE STATION VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS BUILDING BARRICADES ON ROAD PROTESTERS DRAGGING METAL FRAMES TO ADD TO BARRICADES BARRICADES BUILT BY PROTESTERS
- Embargoed: 16th October 2019 16:02
- Keywords: Hong Kong protests petrol bombs China police shooting
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AZEOMYV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Protesters have hit a police station in Hong Kong with petrol bombs on Wednesday (October 2) in an angry response to the shooting of a teenager by a police officer.
Police responded to the protesters by firing rounds of tear gas canisters into the crowds of demonstrators as flames lit up the exterior of the New Territories South Regional Police Headquarters, in what looked set to be another night filled with violent clashes.
More than 100 people were wounded during Tuesday's (October 1) protests on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, which resulted in the 18-year-old school student being shot in the chest by a police officer.
Protesters have previously been hit with anti-riot beanbag rounds and rubber bullets, and officers have fired live rounds in the air, but this was the first time a demonstrator had been shot with a live round.
Police said the officer involved was under serious threat and acted in self-defence in accordance with official guidelines.
The teen was in stable condition in hospital on Wednesday.
(Production: Xihao Jiang, Aiden Nulty)
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