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Hong Kong Police Filmed Shooting Protester

Hong Kong police have reportedly opened fire and hit at least one protester, dramatic footage claims to show.

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Police fired live rounds at protesters on the eastern side of Hong Kong island on Monday (local time), Cable TV and other Hong Kong media reported.

Cable TV said one protester was wounded when police opened fire.

Video footage showed a protester lying in a pool of blood with his eyes wide open.

Police also pepper-sprayed and subdued a woman nearby as plastic crates were thrown at officers, the video shared on social media showed.

Reuters could not immediately authenticate the footage.

Live-streamed footage claims to show a police officer trying to give chase before he pulls out a service pistol, pointing it at the protester. Image: Cupid Producer

It comes one day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month.

Police said in a statement radical protesters had set up barricades at multiple locations across the city and warned the demonstrators to “stop their illegal acts immediately”.

They did not comment immediately on the apparent shooting.

Services on some train and subway lines were disrupted early on Monday, with riot police deployed near stations and shopping malls.

Many universities cancelled classes on Monday and there were long traffic jams in some areas.

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