(Tea Party 247) – On Sunday, an independent journalist in Hong Kong captured the shocking moment a police officer shot a protester at point-blank range as the young man came to the aid of another activist who had been apprehended on a Facebook live video.
— Galileo Cheng (@galileocheng) November 10, 2019
Violence has continued to escalate recently after six months of clashes between police and determined freedom fighters who refuse to bend to the will of mainland Communist Chinese control.
In another shocking incident, a man who was seen arguing with protesters was doused with an accelerant and set on fire. Some reports say he was saying “we are all Chinese” while others say he was saying “you are not Chinese.”
The video was circulated widely on social media and police and Chinese state-run media were quick to blame the incident on the “rioters,” a term which the Independent UK notes is “a loaded term used broadly across Chinese state media to describe pro-democracy protesters.”
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) November 11, 2019
The man has been hospitalized and is critical condition.
Another video circulating on Twitter showed a young man after being shot.
Obviously fell unconscious and the police clearly had no common sense, worsening his condition by moving him. pic.twitter.com/fD8DJMX8pU
— 米奇律師😷 (@Ccw14348622) November 11, 2019
This is #PoliceBrutality that no warning and just attacked the black dressed people who is doing nothing harmful. Shame on HK police
— Sinnieloves😷 (@sinnieloves) November 11, 2019
According to the Daily Mail, the young man is in critical condition and was undergoing surgery, although police said there was no immediate threat to his life, CNN reports.
The shooting was met with outrage from the protesters, with reported calls for an “indefinite strike” in response.
Rules of engagement from the authorities have apparently been loosened to allow for the free use of firearms with live ammunition against the civilian activists, Biz Pac Review notes.
It appears that Hong Kong police are aggressively going after protesters. Watch as a motorcycle cop tries to run them over:
— Lam, we are Hongkongers🇭🇰 (@LamYuCheung2) November 11, 2019
The situation in Hong Kong seems ready to escalate sharply at any moment as protesters dig their heels in and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam referring to them as “the people’s enemy.”
“The violence prompted further anger today but Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said the violence had gone far beyond calls for democracy and said the protesters were now the people’s enemy,” the Mail reported.
“I do not want to go into details, but I just want to make it very clear that we will spare no effort in finding ways and means that could end the violence in Hong Kong as soon as possible,” Lam told reporters.