HK protesters face violent pushback on China's National Day
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.