This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:42

Hong Kong: Protesters hold vigil at car park where student was fatally injured

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Tseung Kwan O
November 09, 2019 at 01:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters gathered for a candle lit vigil at a car park in Tseung Kwan O on Friday, after a student who fell from the structure while a protest was taking place nearby on Monday, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

It is not yet clear if the 22-year-old was taking part in the protest when he fell but, according to local media, police had deployed tear gas to disperse protesters in the area at the time.

After the vigil, protesters dragged barricades into the streets and started fires while the police responded with tear gas.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by months of clashes between protesters and the authorities.

02:42
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Protesters gathered for a candle lit vigil at a car park in Tseung Kwan O on Friday, after a student who fell from the structure while a protest was taking place nearby on Monday, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

It is not yet clear if the 22-year-old was taking part in the protest when he fell but, according to local media, police had deployed tear gas to disperse protesters in the area at the time.

After the vigil, protesters dragged barricades into the streets and started fires while the police responded with tear gas.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by months of clashes between protesters and the authorities.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
Pool for subscribers only
02:44
Canada: Trudeau announces compensation for families of Iran plane crash
January 17 at 21:30 GMT +00:00
03:14
China: Venezuelan FM calls China a ‘fundamental ally’ during presser in Beijing
January 17 at 21:23 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:51
Ukraine: Zelenskiy rejects PM Honcharuk’s resignation
January 17 at 21:16 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:27
USA: Pompeo vows to put more pressure on the Venezuelan government
January 17 at 21:14 GMT +00:00
02:21
Greece: Chaos over killing of 20-year old migrant at Moria refugee camp
January 17 at 20:25 GMT +00:00
01:19
USA: McGregor and Cerrone hold official weigh-in ahead of UFC 246 clash
January 17 at 20:00 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:45
Mexico: AMLO offers 4,000 jobs on southern border to migrant caravan members
January 17 at 19:57 GMT +00:00
00:36
Oman: Iranian FM Zarif discusses cooperation over plane crash with Canadian counterpart
January 17 at 19:35 GMT +00:00
03:16
Germany: Tractors flood Berlin as farmers protest agricultural policies
January 17 at 19:31 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:32
USA: Iran's threats only isolates them further, says US Special Rep. for Iran
January 17 at 19:21 GMT +00:00
01:55
Philippines: Tagaytay covered in ash after Taal Volcano eruption
January 17 at 18:44 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:54
Australia: Animal rescue teams find starving koalas after bushfire devastation
January 17 at 18:18 GMT +00:00
All latest videos