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Hong Kong streets become protest battlefield

A protester lies with a gunshot wound outside Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-fried Buns in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. Amateur video of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong captures the moment when a policeman points a pistol at a black-clad protester and fires a round, after which the young man falls to the floor.

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A protester lies with a gunshot wound outside Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-fried Buns in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. Amateur video of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong captures the moment when a policeman points a pistol at a black-clad protester...more

A protester lies with a gunshot wound outside Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-fried Buns in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. Amateur video of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong captures the moment when a policeman points a pistol at a black-clad protester and fires a round, after which the young man falls to the floor. HKPUSU PRESS COMMITTEE/via REUTERS
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A protester is shot by a police officer in Tsuen Wan Tai Ho Road, Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019. The footage, taken by students during a chaotic melee in the Tsuen Wan area of the city, is the first known instance of a protester being shot with live ammunition during weeks of clashes between police and pro-democracy campaigners. Police confirmed that an officer opened fire at a protester, saying he was acting in self-defense.

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A protester is shot by a police officer in Tsuen Wan Tai Ho Road, Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019. The footage, taken by students during a chaotic melee in the Tsuen Wan area of the city, is the first known instance of a protester being shot with...more

A protester is shot by a police officer in Tsuen Wan Tai Ho Road, Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019. The footage, taken by students during a chaotic melee in the Tsuen Wan area of the city, is the first known instance of a protester being shot with live ammunition during weeks of clashes between police and pro-democracy campaigners. Police confirmed that an officer opened fire at a protester, saying he was acting in self-defense. Editorial Board, CityU SU/via REUTERS
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An anti-government protester runs through a cloud of tear gas during a protest in Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. The incident came as thousands of protesters, some wearing Guy Fawkes masks, took to the streets to defy the city's Chinese rulers on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.

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An anti-government protester runs through a cloud of tear gas during a protest in Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. The incident came as thousands of protesters, some wearing Guy Fawkes masks, took to the streets to defy the city's...more

An anti-government protester runs through a cloud of tear gas during a protest in Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. The incident came as thousands of protesters, some wearing Guy Fawkes masks, took to the streets to defy the city's Chinese rulers on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Riot police charge at anti-government protesters during a demonstration at Wan Chai district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police charge at anti-government protesters during a demonstration at Wan Chai district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police charge at anti-government protesters during a demonstration at Wan Chai district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A riot police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A riot police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A riot police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-government protesters protect themselves with umbrellas as they move toward riot police officers during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters protect themselves with umbrellas as they move toward riot police officers during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters protect themselves with umbrellas as they move toward riot police officers during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An anti-government protester takes cover under an umbrella during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester takes cover under an umbrella during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester takes cover under an umbrella during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong,  October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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An anti-government protester sets up a barricade at the entrance of Admiralty Station, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

An anti-government protester sets up a barricade at the entrance of Admiralty Station, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

An anti-government protester sets up a barricade at the entrance of Admiralty Station, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Anti-government protesters are seen during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters are seen during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters are seen during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-government protester throws an object during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester throws an object during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester throws an object during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-government protester shelters with a traffic sign during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester shelters with a traffic sign during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester shelters with a traffic sign during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An anti-government protester is detained by riot police during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester is detained by riot police during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester is detained by riot police during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Riot police stand guard during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Riot police stand guard during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Riot police stand guard during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An anti-government protester carries a petrol bomb during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester carries a petrol bomb during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester carries a petrol bomb during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Riot police clash with anti-government protesters during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Riot police clash with anti-government protesters during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Riot police clash with anti-government protesters during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Riot police spray blue-colored water during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police spray blue-colored water during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police spray blue-colored water during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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An anti-government protester walks in front of graffiti during a protest in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester walks in front of graffiti during a protest in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester walks in front of graffiti during a protest in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Anti-government protesters raise their hands as they march on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Anti-government protesters raise their hands as they march on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Anti-government protesters raise their hands as they march on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Fires are seen at Tai Wai Station during an anti-government demonstration, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Fires are seen at Tai Wai Station during an anti-government demonstration, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Fires are seen at Tai Wai Station during an anti-government demonstration, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An anti-government protester is seen during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester is seen during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester is seen during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An anti-government protester releases fireworks during a demonstration on China's National Day, outside Mong Kok police station, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester releases fireworks during a demonstration on China's National Day, outside Mong Kok police station, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester releases fireworks during a demonstration on China's National Day, outside Mong Kok police station, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-government protester reacts during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. 

REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester reacts during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester reacts during a demonstration in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An anti-government protester smashes a window of Miniso, a Chinese variety store during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester smashes a window of Miniso, a Chinese variety store during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-government protester smashes a window of Miniso, a Chinese variety store during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister during a protest in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister during a protest in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister during a protest in Sha Tin district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Motorbikes burn after they were hit with a petrol bomb during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Motorbikes burn after they were hit with a petrol bomb during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Motorbikes burn after they were hit with a petrol bomb during a protest on China's National Day, in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-government protester enters at the Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices after breaking the door during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester enters at the Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices after breaking the door during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester enters at the Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices after breaking the door during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Riot police detain anti-government protesters during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police detain anti-government protesters during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Riot police detain anti-government protesters during a protest on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Riot police advance during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Riot police advance during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Riot police advance during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China's National Day in Hong Kong, October 1. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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