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25 Aug 2019

Hong Kong: Police fire live round for first time as violence intensifies

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Hong Kong police officers have brandished their guns during further unrest today – reportedly firing a warning shot into the air after they were chased by protestors with sticks and rods.

The incident happened as officers used tear gas to disperse a large crowd occupying a street,  while water cannons were also deployed for the first time to push back protesters.

Jonathan Miller reports.