A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester has been shot in the chest after a police officer opened fire during clashes on Tuesday, as China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the communist-led government in Beijing.
The incident was the first time a protester has been shot, in an escalation of the months-long unrest that has rocked the city.
It has been reported that the 18-year-old protester was in critical condition and undergoing emergency surgery at a hospital.
A video of the incident, shot by the City University Student Union and shared on social media, showed a dozen black-clad protesters hurling objects at a group of riot police pursuing them. Television channels also showed footage of the incident.
Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong.
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