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World Hong Kong police deny responsibility for protester death

22:47  08 november  2019
22:47  08 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

Protesters hit Hong Kong commute as western powers urge restraint

  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.

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.

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.

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