Hong Kong protests turn violent as police fire live ammunition

Hong Kong protests turn violent as police fire live ammunition


CONNELL: TO HONG KONG WHERE THE PROTESTS REALLY ESCALATED OVER THE WEEKEND. TEAR GAS, WATER CANNONS. A POLICE OFFICER EVEN FIRING A WARNING SHOT. FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT KITTY LOGAN JOINS WITH US THE LATEST. REPORTER: YEAH, POLICE USING LIVE FIRE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE MONTHS OF PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS. IT WAS JUST ONE GUNSHOT. NOBODY WAS HURT BUT THIS IS A SIGN THAT THINGS ARE ESCALATING. WOE ALSO SAW POLICE POINTING GUNS AT PROTESTERS AS VIOLENCE BEGINS TO SPIRAL REALLY ON BOTH SIDES NOW. IT’S A SIGN THAT POLICE IN HONG KONG APPEAR TO BE READY TO TAKE A TOUGHER RESPONSE TO THE PROTESTERS BUT THE PROTESTERS ALSO HARDENED IN RECENT WEEKS. THEY ARE FIGHTING BACK AGAINST POLICE. TODAY THE HONG KONG POLICE SAID THE USE OF LIVE WEAPONS WAS A NECESSARY RESPONSE.>>WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE INTENSITY AND EXTENT OF VIOLENCE USED BY PROTESTERS. THEY ARE RADICAL ACTS INTENSIFIED WITH MORE DANGEROUS AND SOMETIMES WEAPONS USED INCLUDING BRICKS, METAL POSTS, LONG STICKS AND PETROL BOMBS. REPORTER: OVER 80 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED DURING A SERIES OF PROTEST THIS IS WEEKEND. POLICE ALSO USING TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNON TO BREAK UP CROWDS OF DEMONSTRATORS. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE DEFENDED POLICE TACTICS SAYING THE PROTESTERS WERE BLOCKING ROADS AND ALSO ATTACKING OFFICERS. A NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICERS WERE ALSO INJURED IN THOSE CLASHES. AUTHORITIES SAY THE INCREASED VIOLENCE COULD BECOME DANGEROUS FOR HONG KONG. BUT PROTESTERS ARE BLAMING THE POLICE FOR THE ESCALATION. THEY SAY THEY WILL NOT BACK DOWN UNTIL THEIR DEMANDS ARE MET. THEY WANT GREATER DEMOCRACY IN HONG KONG. SO FAR THEY SAY, THEIR PEACEFUL PROTESTS AREN’T WORKED. THE CONCERN IS THE WORSE THE VIOLENCE BECOMES THE MORE TEMPTING IT MIGHT BE FOR CHINA

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  1. Let all the rioters move to US, as US is the most "democratic" country in the world. Hongkong don't need such stupid, selfish and violent guys.

  2. Thats what happens when the government takes all the guns! we have to fight with anything we can… bats,sticks, rocks! BUT they have all the guns… so it's comply or die! because you allowed them to take your guns! Thank God for the 2nd amendment… cause I will NEVER give up my gun's! Amazing to see the whole world talk about and condemn" BULLYING" but the government is bullying the citizens!

  3. I think thers way to many people alive. On are planet. God said fill the earth. Not over populate it …GAME OVER…

  4. You mean only the cops have guns in that country under communist control? That's weird. I'm sure the people will change things with those umbrellas.

    Americans need to watch what happens here. Umbrellas can't stop a tyrannical government.

  5. not one cop bleeding, unlike the protesters the cops beat up. but they justify pulling their guns out. next they will start shooting people……all justified…….

  6. There is a surge of real estate demand in America. People from Hong Kong are coming! Yay! Thank you America.

  7. Carrie lam is holding extradition bill too long and refuses to resign and so far 700 people arrested and youngest 12-year-old boy. What is she trying to do? Provoke pre-1989 ?

  8. Have we learned nothing from the past, this is not going to get better, maybe China will be forced to come out of the 1400’s, let the people be free!

  9. Yeah give up your guns in America. Where police brutality isn’t a problem 😂 and surely the government would never take advantage of that. Welp. Here’s your example and this one doesn’t include police brutality.

  10. THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA TO PRESSURE THE CASTRO-CHAVISMO-PUTIN IN THE NATION!

  11. China thinks it's above international laws. Beijing, Xi, and the CCP will do whatever necessary to stop democracy, and freedom of speech in Hong Kong. Hundreds of thousands will end up in chinese labor camps as organ donors.

  12. EUROPE why don't you criticize China? Why are you such a coward? What about your morals of freedom and democracy? Do you only see euro signs in your eyes? And will you shed later on crocodile tears when it's too late to support Hong Kong? We are ashamed to be Europeans.

  13. Hong kong is worth to much to risk, as soon as the protesters start sitting every building in the city on fire china will listen, the threat of random fires in the city throughout the next year should at least get Chinas attention and perhaps prevent reprisals, if they figure out that a building burns every time a protester gets hard time they will eventually come to the table… firebugs are hard to stop.

  14. The violence is done by triads and commies hired by puppet gov and police to smear badly on the HK Democracy Movement which is gaining support from free people around the world.

  15. This is what's going to happen in America if they take our guns away from us our guns are what keeps this from happening to us in America

  16. Hong Kong people have spoken to reject the thuggish regime in the🇨🇳 mainland China. It's time for China to take a NO for an answer – and move on peacefully.

  17. China wants Hong Kong to be like that.
    Most people wearing masks are from China special agents. They infiltrate into the demonstrators, wearing mask and cause troubles.
    It is all about strategy to confuse people.

  18. see what happens when you let commie fuckers try and run your country, yet liberals in America still think its a good idea… smh

  19. You throw fire bombs, live rounds get fired back. Send in the Chinese military, enough is enough of these liberal cry babies.

  20. The Hong Kong protesters are performing an EXORCISM of the China devil from HK. Satan China wants to eat the soul of HK but the brave protesters will rid the devil from HK! Xi Jinping – go back to Hell!

  21. It's so sad nobody cares about HK. If it was one of these cool and trendy asian countries like Japan or Korea, it would get way more recognition online

  22. This riot mobs escalated Hong Kong demonstration into protest changed into riot now as a Civil War of Hong Kong. This riot mobs are either supported by China or the extremist wanted Hong Kong independence. When China PLA moved into Hong Kong for violence like Tiananmen Square and HKP with police brutality, Hong Kong will fall into a Civil War condition. Not like the ending of Tiananmen Square, this time China will face International Tribunal for War Crime and Humanity Crime hold againisted by the World.

  23. Hong Kong Civil War, not riot. Hong Kong police and Hong Kong PLA garrison can't protect Hong Kong people. This is a Civil War in Hong Kong.

  24. xi jin pig and his ccp-pla is pushing and agitating the peaceful demonstration into violence, there are many decoy police within the ranks of the demonstrators. xi is a vile person.

  25. 1:06 The guy to our right of the speaker is lucky. I always see him at these police conference but he doesnt have to read the statements. He is there to cringe his face when he hears mis-pronuciations and/or mimic the press's reactions to what they are hearing.

  26. Without rule of laws there is no freedoms, with too many laws there will be less freedoms. Hongkongers are fighting for a lie within a lie.

  27. I don't know if this is just me but china is communist so there technically our "enemy" so I feel like Hong Kong is a state cause there a one country two systems that are wanting to be free they want democracy I feel like Trump should do something about this Either take Hong Kong as a state our Honk Kong and china can negotiate and agree to be two separate states I its sad af that the left are trying to protect the cops then again that just shows what kinda rules that would want to establish here vote Repbulicion for Trump and for all your house representatives

  28. The only veil of protection the people of Hong Kong have is the world press. I only hope that is enough to stop a repeat of the Tiananmen Square Massacre which China has erased from its history and young people there don't even know it happened .

  29. Fox News headlines this "turns violent" and "fires live ammunition."
    ABC News calls it "escalates" and "warning shot." Fox is obviously pushing an agenda.

  30. HK gets its water supply from China. Punish the districts where protesters are gathering by shutting out water. Then wherever the protesters go they will be chased away. Not in my district!

  31. YOu conveniently edited out the bit where one of the policeman fell to the ground after being attacked and they were outnumbered fearing for their lives.

  32. And the civilian with the umbrella kneeling in front of the police was a show. Another video showed him behind the protesters who were attacking and only appearing after the police raise their guns. This obviously a photo op for the press who were all there.

  33. no way China and their little puppet Dictator ruler of Hong Kong will never back down and give up total authoritarian control of their colony. I applaud the people of the City but it's sad to know the ending of this chapter

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