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Hong Kong police officer shoots protester as violence flares

(Warning: graphic content) A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on fire on Monday, after a weekend of clashes across the Chinese-ruled territory, marking a dramatic escalation in more than five months of often violent pro-democracy unrest.

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(Warning: graphic content) A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on...more

(Warning: graphic content) A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on fire on Monday, after a weekend of clashes across the Chinese-ruled territory, marking a dramatic escalation in more than five months of often violent pro-democracy unrest. CUPID PRODUCER via REUTERS
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A still image from a social media video shows a protester try to prevent a police officer from aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. 

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A still image from a social media video shows a protester try to prevent a police officer from aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. CUPID PRODUCER via REUTERS

A still image from a social media video shows a protester try to prevent a police officer from aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. CUPID PRODUCER via REUTERS
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A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. 

CUPID PRODUCER via REUTERS

A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. CUPID PRODUCER via REUTERS

A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. CUPID PRODUCER via REUTERS
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A burning vehicle is seen during a protest in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A burning vehicle is seen during a protest in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A burning vehicle is seen during a protest in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters building barricades from white boxes in Sai Wan Ho area where a boy was allegedly shot and left unconscious this morning in Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jiraporn Kuhakan

Protesters building barricades from white boxes in Sai Wan Ho area where a boy was allegedly shot and left unconscious this morning in Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jiraporn Kuhakan

Protesters building barricades from white boxes in Sai Wan Ho area where a boy was allegedly shot and left unconscious this morning in Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jiraporn Kuhakan
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Anti-government protesters overturn a vehicle during a protest in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters overturn a vehicle during a protest in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters overturn a vehicle during a protest in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People run as riot police fire tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People run as riot police fire tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People run as riot police fire tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters walk down the road with traffic cones to build a barricade in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters walk down the road with traffic cones to build a barricade in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters walk down the road with traffic cones to build a barricade in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester writes on the wall of a Bank of China branch during a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester writes on the wall of a Bank of China branch during a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester writes on the wall of a Bank of China branch during a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Office workers hold umbrellas as they attend a flash mob anti-government protest after police fired tear gas at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Office workers hold umbrellas as they attend a flash mob anti-government protest after police fired tear gas at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Office workers hold umbrellas as they attend a flash mob anti-government protest after police fired tear gas at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters gather during a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters gather during a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters gather during a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Protesters attend a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters attend a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters attend a demonstration in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Protesters set a barricade on fire as they demonstrate in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters set a barricade on fire as they demonstrate in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters set a barricade on fire as they demonstrate in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People protest with umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas, as they standoff against riot police in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People protest with umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas, as they standoff against riot police in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People protest with umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas, as they standoff against riot police in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People react in an office building after police fired tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People react in an office building after police fired tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People react in an office building after police fired tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police detain an anti-government protester in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police detain an anti-government protester in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police detain an anti-government protester in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People react after police fired tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People react after police fired tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People react after police fired tear gas in Central, Hong Kong, China November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police officer tries to subdue a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police officer tries to subdue a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police officer tries to subdue a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A woman sits on a bus as fire burns in the middle of the street during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman sits on a bus as fire burns in the middle of the street during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman sits on a bus as fire burns in the middle of the street during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A protester throws a stone into a building at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester throws a stone into a building at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester throws a stone into a building at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man is treated for tear gas as protesters clash with riot police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A man is treated for tear gas as protesters clash with riot police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A man is treated for tear gas as protesters clash with riot police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Smoke is seen as a protester shields with an umbrella at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Smoke is seen as a protester shields with an umbrella at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Smoke is seen as a protester shields with an umbrella at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Protesters build barricades at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters build barricades at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters build barricades at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A protester spray paints graffiti at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A protester spray paints graffiti at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A protester spray paints graffiti at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Riot police holds a pepper spray as he tries to disperse anti-government protesters, in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police holds a pepper spray as he tries to disperse anti-government protesters, in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police holds a pepper spray as he tries to disperse anti-government protesters, in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A police officer points his weapon during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A police officer points his weapon during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A police officer points his weapon during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Protesters are detained by riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Protesters are detained by riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Protesters are detained by riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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People react to the tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People react to the tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People react to the tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Riot police walk through a cloud of tear gas during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police walk through a cloud of tear gas during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police walk through a cloud of tear gas during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters vandalize a shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters vandalize a shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters vandalize a shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A protester affected by tear gas is assisted by others during an anti-government demonstration at a shopping mall in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A protester affected by tear gas is assisted by others during an anti-government demonstration at a shopping mall in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A protester affected by tear gas is assisted by others during an anti-government demonstration at a shopping mall in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Protesters vandalize a Starbucks cafe at a Citywalk shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters vandalize a Starbucks cafe at a Citywalk shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters vandalize a Starbucks cafe at a Citywalk shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Police pepper-spray locals and neighborhood observers after they entered a housing estate in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police pepper-spray locals and neighborhood observers after they entered a housing estate in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police pepper-spray locals and neighborhood observers after they entered a housing estate in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Police retreat from a housing estate in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police retreat from a housing estate in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police retreat from a housing estate in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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