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World Hong Kong student who fell during weekend protests dies: report

06:05  08 november  2019
06:05  08 november  2019 Source:   aljazeera.com

Hong Kong police deny responsibility for protester death

  Hong Kong police deny responsibility for protester death Police officers in Hong Kong are denying accusations they chased after a protester who fell to his death. The 22-year-old fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during violent clashes with anti-government protesters.Police are denying they're responsible for the death, arguing they weren't in the car park when the protester fell.Officers have been accused of heavy-handed tactics, including the widespread use of tear gas and pepper spray since protests demanding democratic reforms started in June.The cause of his fall is yet to be determined.

A student of a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, hospital authorities said, setting the stage for a fresh wave of demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students ' union said the man was a

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, marking the first student death ( Reporting by Jessie Pang, Anne Marie Roantree, Clare Jim, Felix Tam, Writing by Farah Master; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: The international finance hub has been shaken by five months of huge and increasingly violent protests [Kin Cheung/AP] © [Kin Cheung/AP] The international finance hub has been shaken by five months of huge and increasingly violent protests [Kin Cheung/AP]

A student of a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, hospital authorities said, setting the stage for a fresh wave of demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students' union said the man was a 22-year-old surnamed Chow who was a two-year undergraduate in the computer science department.

The South China Morning Post reported that he died of cardiac arrest after being in coma since early Monday morning. 

Hong Kong student who fell during weekend protests dies

  Hong Kong student who fell during weekend protests dies Hong Kong student who fell during weekend protests diesHONG KONG (Reuters) - A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, marking the first student death during the anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the city and setting the stage for fresh unrest.

A student of a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, hospital authorities said, setting the The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students ’ union said the man was a 22-year-old surnamed Chow who was a two-year undergraduate

A Hong Kong student who suffered a brain injury after falling in a parking garage near a protest earlier this week has died , the city’s Hospital The death could reinvigorate protests as Hong Kong braces for a weekend of rallies that had been planned in areas across the city, beginning Friday.

The student was believed to have fallen in the early hours of Monday in the New Territories district of Tseung Kwan O, while police were trying to disperse the protesters with rounds of tear gas.

Chow was later found lying unconscious in a pool of blood inside a car park that police had fired tear gas into after protesters hurled objects from the building.

Protesters claimed that by firing the tear gas, police also delayed the deployment of emergency medical services to the victim - allegation that the policed denied.

The precise circumstances of how Chow came to be injured are unclear but he has been embraced by the five-month-old protest movement.

In a social media post, pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong said Hong Kongers "mourn the loss of the freedom fighter in HK."

Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester Amid Clashes, Video Shows

  Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester Amid Clashes, Video Shows A Hong Kong police officer shot an antigovernment demonstrator on Monday, an escalation likely to inflame tensions in a financial hub that was already jittery over the recent death of a student following a clash with the police. The officer fired three shots on Monday morning toward two black-clad protesters in a neighborhood where traffic had been snarled by roadblocks, video footage from the scene shows. One of the protesters crumpled to the ground after being hit at point-blank range, and appeared conscious afterward. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

A hospital official says a Hong Kong university student who fell off a carpark building after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters has died . Although the cause of his fall early Monday has not been determined, the death of the 22-year-old is expected to deepen anger against

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities readied on Friday for a series of student A 22-year-old student of the university is still in critical condition, hospital authorities said, after falling Last weekend anti-government protesters crowded a shopping mall in running clashes with police that

"We will not leave anyone behind - what we start together, we finish together. Given the losses suffered by HK society in the past month, the gov must pay the price."

Pictures: Hong Kong protests

Anger in Beijing

Meanwhile, China slammed protesters, calling them as "mobsters", after a pro-Beijing lawmaker was injured in a stabbing.

In the latest incident, a man holding a bouquet approached pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho on Wednesday morning as the politician was campaigning in his constituency near the border with China.

The attack was "not only a serious criminal act but also pure election violence," Xu Luying, spokeswoman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China's central government, said on Thursday, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Xu said protesters in Hong Kong "intend to create a 'chilling effect' by threatening and intimidating their candidates and their supporters", in order to "affect the election results of the district councils and realise their purpose of seizing political power".

Xu also called for "strong punishment" against violence in Hong Kong and for a "fair, just, safe and orderly environment" for the district elections, set to be held on November 24.

The international finance hub has been shaken by five months of huge and increasingly violent protests calling for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability.

With Beijing and Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam refusing to offer a political solution to the protesters' grievances, violence has spiralled on both sides of the ideological divide.

In October, Wong, the pro-democracy leader, was barred from contesting a seat in the upcoming polls.

An election officer had ruled that the concept of self-determination advocated by Wong's party, Demosisto, contradicted the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution.

Protesters hit Hong Kong commute as western powers urge restraint .
Hong Kong protesters struck the city's transport network for a second day running on Tuesday as western powers voiced concern over spiralling violence after police shot a young demonstrator and another man was set on fire. Small bands of masked protesters blocked roads, threw objects onto train tracks and held up subway trains, sparking cat and mouse clashes with riot police and renewed chaos on the morning commute.Universities were also a flashpoint with police firing tear gas around at protesters who had blocked roads leading to the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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