Shocking footage shows masked protesters stamping on the driver’s face after pulling him out of his car. The driver had rammed into crowds of Hong Kong protesters and knocked some down.
Enraged protesters beat and kicked a taxi driver who had ploughed into a Hong Kong demonstration as thousands of others marched wearing banned face masks amid new clashes with police.
The unnamed taxi driver rammed into protesters and knocked them down. At least two needed medical care.
Protesters then immediately circled the man’s car and dragged him out on to the street before beating him to a bloody pulp.
Shocking footage shows masked protesters stamping on his face and kicking him during the struggle while he lies helpless and unable to move.
First aid was eventually called and the man was treated on the scene while other protesters cleared a circle around him to protect him.
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester in the chest on Tuesday (Oct 1) after he and his unit were attacked by demonstrators during sustained clashes in the city, a police source told AFP.
“An officer discharged his firearm after coming under attack and a protester was struck in the chest in Tsuen Wan district today,” the source said, requesting anonymity.
Vasco Williams, Acting Senior SP(Ops)(NTN Regional HQ) argues police didn’t assault or kick “this yellow object”. This is the said video obtained from Yuen Long Residents. A Human is not an object. #antiELAB #ExtraditionLaw #HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/SKOWTPLllX— Galileo Cheng (@galileocheng) September 23, 2019
A video showing Hong Kong police officers beating a man who had been attempting to protect young protesters has given rise to another wave of outrage at police.
Two widely shared videos filmed over the weekend show a man in a yellow high-vis vest laying on the ground while being repeatedly kicked and hit by a group of officers.
On Tuesday, members of “protect the children”, a group of middle-aged and elderly residents who try to act as human barriers between the police and protesters, said one of their group was the person being kicked in the videos, contradicting police claims that officers were only kicking a “yellow object”.
Protesters stamped on the Chinese national flag and set parts of it on fire on Sunday, at a protest in a shopping mall. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
Brawling broke out of the streets of Hong Kong’s North Point district on Sunday night after a day of anti-government protests.
Uncle Wong is part of Protect the Children, a community group whose members put their bodies between the police and young Hongkongers protesting against the government.
Waving his walking stick in the air and wearing swimming goggles to protect against teargas, he tries to reason with police and provide a distraction to allow activists to evade arrest.
As tensions continue to rise between protesters and police, however, so does the emotional burden on Uncle Wong