Hong Kong students on all-out strike. Woman shot in the eye by police
For the protesters the police are "completely out of control" and have "lost humanity". The woman hit by a bullet risks losing an eye. At the behest of Beijing, Cathay Pacific personnel participating in the demonstrations are excluded from flights in China and through China. Tomorrow's sit-in for health care personnel in Shatin, at the Prince of Wales hospital.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - The student associations of 11 local universities are proposing an all-out strike. They demand that justice be done, given that the police use increasingly excessive force and violence to counter the protests that have now entered the third month. In a joint statement, the associations say that the police are "completely out of control" and "lost all humanity" in their treatment towards protesters in different areas of the city last night. The police would have used excessive force not only towards protesters, but also towards civilians and journalists.
The demonstrations began last June 9 with the request to cancel the China extradition law, which would endanger the rule of law that exists in Hong Kong. In an attempt to tame the increasingly oceanic demonstrations, the police used rubber bullets, sticks, tear gas and is suspected of being in league with the Chinese mafia in beatings against young demonstrators.
Yesterday, during a protest in Tsim Sha Tsui, a woman dressed in black clothes - the protesters de-facto "uniform" - was hit by a bullet and could lose an eye. At least 40 people were injured and taken to the hospital. Among them there is also a policeman, with burns caused by a Molotov cocktail. Source