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HK protesters face violent pushback on China's National Day

2019-10-02 10:27
As the Chinese Communist Party was celebrating its 70th year of rule over the country on Oct. 1, protesters across Hong Kong were calling it a “day of mourning.” In a direct challenge to Beijing, Hongkongers staged demonstrations in at least seven districts across the city. Cat-and-mouse clashes later ensued, resulting in the most widespread violence since the protests began in early June. During the chaotic melee, an officer opened fire and shot a teenage protester in the chest, who is now in critical condition, according to local media reports.