Police reportedly opened live fire and shot a person in the chest on Tuesday during protests against China’s National Day. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-28/hong-kong-protesters-reject-chinese-nationalism-china-national-day …
As Beijing celebrated the Communist Party’s 70th anniversary of rule over China with a massive military parade, Hong Kong’s protesters amassed along central thoroughfares and in several suburban districts. https://lat.ms/2mELHq7
After learning that police had shot a Hong Konger with a real gun for the first time, protesters went back into battle, smashing windows of a government office as police blasted the crowds with capsicum-laced blue water. The protester who was shot was hospitalized. 📸: @yamphoto
Hong Kong’s police chief Stephen Lo condemned protesters in a news briefing and said the police shooting was “lawful and reasonable” because the gun-wielding officer had acted in self-defense as protesters assailed officers with sticks. https://lat.ms/2oan0lG
For many in Hong Kong, it was a day of outright defiance against the Communist Party’s celebration of its “national rejuvenation.” Meanwhile, Beijing celebrated the Communist Party’s 70th anniversary of rule over China with a massive military parade. https://lat.ms/2mKEXae
You can follow @latimes.
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.
Enjoy Threader? Sign up.
Since you’re here...
... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.