Hong Kong protesters throw eggs on the portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping on the national holiday
A police force from Hong Kong was shot in the chest during police clashes, according to police sources.
The demonstrator was said to be disoriented when he was brought to Princess Margaret Hospital after being left in the left chest during meetings in the Tsuen Wan district of the city. The bullet pierced his rib and he is in critical condition, reported 01HK.com.
Imagery posted by Hong Kong University Students & Union apparently shows a police officer pulling the gun and shooting a male activist at a short distance while the demonstrator hits the officer with a stick.
Conflict-torn Hong Kong today marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Communist China with challenging & # 39; Day of Grief & # 39; protests.
New clashes took place between pro-democracy activists and police after protesters ignored marches and still took to the streets while Beijing celebrated National Day with a major military parade.
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A male Hong Kong demonstrator was shot in the chest by a live bullet during a collision. The photo above captures the moment
The injured activist is taken to the hospital. It is said that he is in critical condition after being shot in the left chest
Social media recordings show protesters who pelt a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hong Kong on Tuesday
On Tuesday, people take part in a march in the Causeway Bay in Hong Kong while the city defies the national festivities of Beijing
The demonstrator was shot on Hoi Pa Street around 4.10 pm and was taken to the hospital about 20 minutes later.
A video circulates on Facebook and lets the painful victim ask spectators to help him while he said: & Send me to the hospital. My chest hurts. I have to go to the hospital. & # 39;
He said in the clip that his name was Tsang Tsz Kin.
Riot police are preparing for collisions during an anti-government protest in Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong
Anti-government protesters set fire to tires while occupying a road during a forbidden protest on the national holiday in Hong Kong
An anti-government protester is hiding with a traffic sign during a demonstration while multiple rally's are taking place in the city
Thousands of black-clad demonstrators marched in central Hong Kong as part of multiple pro-democracy demonstrations on Tuesday
Protesters seek cover after police fired tear gas during a demonstration in the Sham Shui Po area in Hong Kong on Tuesday
Hong Kong police also fired live bullets during a collision with anti-government protesters in Yau Ma Tei.
Police shot two warning shots outside the subway station this afternoon to disperse activists after a number of isolated officers were attacked by the crowd, according to local media.
Protesters fled after the gunshots and some officers suffered bleeding on the head, reported those from Hong Kong Now TV.
Another male demonstrator in Wong Tai Sin was shot in the left eye by what he thought was a beanbag round, 01HK reported.
The city's anti-riot officers have typically used fewer deadly bean bags in the past three months to drive protesters away during anti-government rallies. They shot the first live shot on August 25 during fights.
demonstrators were also filmed throwing eggs at the portrait of President Xi outside a sports field in Wan Chai while the police fired tear gas during fights. Some activists also saw a Chinese national flag burn.
Protesters burn a Chinese national flag during a march through the streets of Hong Kong to express their anger to Beijing
An anti-government protester throws back a tear gas grenade during clashes with the police after defying a ban on demonstrating
The riot police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators in various districts in Hong Kong, amid multiple meetings that challenged the Chinese Communist Party during the 70th year of government.
Dozens of police officers formed a safety cordon, supported by a water cannon wagon, to prevent demonstrators from coming to the Beijing liaison office in the city.
Fighting between hundreds of black-robed demonstrators and police took place at multiple locations and turned streets into battlefields.
Police fired several rounds of tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan, and Tuen Mun areas while protesters flew gas bombs, bricks, and other objects in their direction.
Police said demonstrators were using corrosive fluid in Tuen Mun, injuring officers and some reporters.
The city was already highly protected and more metro stations were closed as the violence spread.
Ceremonial & # 39; joss paper & # 39; used in memory of those who died for democracy fluttering around a demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask during a demonstration in Sham Shui Po on Tuesday. Hong Kong protesters today have the & # 39; Day of Grief & # 39; mentioned
Chinese President Xi is waving from a vehicle as he discusses the troops during a military parade celebrating the 70th national day
A women's militia formation is taking part in a military parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of Communist China in Beijing
Protesters pave the street with fake banknotes that they usually use at funerals and throw crams into the air while marching
Protesters set fire to rubble in the street during an anti-government demonstration in the Admiralty area in Hong Kong
Police use blue dyed water to disperse anti-government protesters in Hong Kong after thousands have taken to the streets
Activists are determined to overshadow the Beijing festivities and use the birthday to boost their nearly four months of protests calling for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability.
Thousands marched through the streets of the island of Hong Kong this afternoon, despite authorities rejecting a rally request there, because the police warned people to leave the scene as quickly as possible & # 39; .
Protesters sang slogans, including & # 39; fighting for freedom, standing with hong kong & # 39; and some wore the Guy Fawkes masks as a symbol of resistance to the government.
Protesters paved the streets of central Hong Kong with fake banknotes that they usually use for funerals and throw crams into the air while marching in black.
The banknotes, many marked with & # 39; Hell Bank Note & # 39 ;, were a lively expression of what many protesters say it feels like a day of mourning for them when communist leaders in Beijing celebrate 70 years in power.
Smaller crowds rally in a number of other districts with fast outbreaks.
Hong Kong police use pepper spray during a collision with demonstrators who are for democracy and carried a fake chest
Police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters in Sha Tin after activists participated Tuesday in a forbidden march
Police fires tear gear to distribute protesters in Tsuen Wan district during a rally that has marred China's 70th National Day
Fighting between hundreds of black-robed demonstrators and police took place at multiple locations and turned streets into battlefields
In Tsuen Wan, masked demonstrators used umbrellas and sticks to hit riot officers after making a series of arrests. The officers withdrew to a nearby town hall after coming under a barrage of projectiles.
In Wong Tai Sin, police shot short bursts of tear gas against protesters who had blocked nearby roads.
The largest march remained on the island of Hong Kong, a frequent battlefield between police and demonstrators where several shopping centers and stores remained closed for the official holiday.
& # 39; Three months later and our five requirements have yet to be achieved. We must continue to fight, & # 39; told a demonstrator that a Guy Fawkes or & # 39; V for Vendetta & # 39; mask, to AFP.
Anti-government protesters hold umbrellas – a symbol of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement – while marching on Tuesday
Multiple gatherings are taking place in Hong Kong, despite a police ban because protesters are expressing their anger at central government
Umbrellas are seen on the floor while anti-government activists march through the streets in protest on National Day
Anti-government protesters are building a barricade in the Sha Tin district as they prepare for possible clashes with the police
Anti-government protesters are walking with a flag with the text & # 39; liberating Hong Kong, revolution of our time & # 39; during a meeting on Tuesday
Anti-government protesters with the Guy Fawkes masks watch crowds marching past Hong Kong police headquarters
The protests came when opulent celebrations took place in Beijing, including a huge military parade through Tiananmen Square under the gaze of strong Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Among those who watched the parade was Carrie Lam, a Hong Kong leader who has historically low approval ratings at home, while public anger over Beijing & # 39; s increased control over the semi-autonomous city.
Millions of people have taken to the streets in record numbers, while hardcore activists have repeatedly clashed with the police, in the greatest challenge to China's reign since the transfer of the city in 1997 by Britain.
In a lively illustration of the political uncertainty now flowing through Hong Kong, city officials watched a morning flag-raising ceremony from the harbor of the nearby convention center.
Members of the media (in yellow jackets) watch Hong Kong police fire water cannons from the central government complex to protesters who defy protests and have gathered on the streets of Hong Kong's Admiralty area
An anti-government protester runs for graffiti during a protest in the Sha Tin district while the city is startled by new meetings
An anti-government protester runs into a cloud of tear gas during a protest in the Sha Tin district after collisions broke out
While Hong Kong is being shaken by another round of rally's and clashes, Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam (left) sits behind former Macau chief executive Edmund Ho while attending a military parade on Tiananmen Square in Beijing
Since the 1997 handover, officials had always attended the ceremony outside, even during heavy rain showers.
But popular protests that broke out in June have made it increasingly dangerous for civil servants to appear in public.
A flagship ceremony on July 1 – the anniversary of the Hong Kong transfer – was also viewed from the inside as protesters flooded the streets and later besieged the city's legislature.
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung gave a speech in which he praised China's development over the past 70 years.
Xi Jinping, dressed in a gray jacket in echoes from China's modern father, Mao Zedong, watches the parade from the Gate of Heavenly Peace, where Mao announced the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years earlier
China has the second highest military budget in the world, behind the US alone, and has grown by 10 percent annually in the last decade. Depicted are Chinese troops on parade with what appears to be a QBZ-03 assault rifle, although it could be a new design after rumors began to circulate last year that it was replacing the two-decades-old weapon
A large part of China's military budget goes to maintaining the largest standing army in the world, with more than 2 million men and women in uniform. Depicted are soldiers of the People's Liberation Army holding bullpup QBZ-95 rifles while marching through the streets of Beijing during a rehearsal
Chinese troops march along Tiananmen Square during a military parade on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing
Another weapon never seen before was the JL-2 submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. The weapon has an estimated range of 5,600 miles and can deliver nuclear warheads, but how many are still unclear
The Dongfeng-100 intermediate rocket was first unveiled during the parade, a hypersonic weapon designed to be used against large warships. It is the development of weapons such as this that caused America to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia and said it was necessary to fight them with its own missiles
But he said officials acknowledged they needed & # 39; new thinking to tackle deep-rooted problems & # 39; in Hong Kong.
During the morning the police carried out security checks and frequently stopped and search, while the authorities announced the closure of a dozen metro stations.
But the measures did little to stop crowds that appeared in the afternoon.
Rival pro-China rally & # 39; s were also held.
Beijing supporters wave the Chinese national flags at a festive ceremony in Hong Kong on the country's birthday
Beijing supporters wave Chinese flags on the Star Ferry from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui while the nation celebrates national day
A group of pro-Chinese demonstrators display a huge national flag (below) and a flag of the Communist Party of China (above)
A supporter in China poses with a national flag of China after a festive ceremony in Hong Kong on Tuesday
& # 39; In the morning, a crowd of about 50 people waved flags and sang & # 39; Long live the motherland! & # 39;
& # 39; We are Chinese and the entire nation is celebrating & # 39 ;, Kitty Chan, 30, told AFP.
The Hong Kong protests were initially fueled by a now scrapped plan to allow extraditions to the mainland, but have since collapsed in a much broader movement of popular anger against city leaders and Beijing.
One of the demands of protesters is a police investigation, an amnesty for the more than 1500 people arrested and universal suffrage – all of which have been rejected by Beijing and Lam.
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