In Hong Kong, pro-democracy demonstrations are continuing after authorities said they’ve arrested an 18-year-old protester who was shot by police during violent protests on Tuesday. The student, Tsang Chi-kin, has been charged with assaulting a police officer and may face additional rioting charges. On Wednesday, protesters smashed surveillance cameras and machines at subway stations; elsewhere, some protesters used gasoline bombs to set a police station on fire. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has scheduled a meeting of Cabinet officials for Friday, where she’s expected to announce sweeping new emergency powers that will include a ban on protesters using masks at demonstrations — whether it’s to hide their identities or to protect against tear gas.
Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer
HeadlineOct 03, 2019