Hong Kong police shoot man in day of violence and chaos


Kong kong : A policeman has shot a protester during another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Footage posted on Facebook showed the officer drawing his gun before grappling with a man at a roadblock.

When another man approached wearing a face mask, the officer fired at him, hitting him in the torso.

As the grapple continued, the officer fired another two rounds – although police said only one person was injured in total.

There have been a number of other flashpoints during the day, with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas in others parts of Hong Kong.

At one point, tear gas was fired in the central business district – a rare occurrence during working hours on a weekday.