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Hong Kong Protest : Police Fire Tear Gas To Disperse Protesters

A Hong kong Police Officer shot a masked protester while a man was set alight, during one of the most violent days of clashes seen since Pro-Democracy unrest erupted more than five months ago.

Protesters, who had already begun a city-wide day of action aimed at Paralysing the International Financial Hub, reacted to the Morning shooting by rampaging through train stations, barricading streets and Vandalising Shops.

A Masked Assailant also doused a man with a Flammable Liquid and set him ablaze during an Argument.

The Horrifying scene was captured on Mobile Phones and quickly went viral.

Police said a Protester carried out the attack, and accused black-clad "Rioters" of an array of other violent acts, including throwing a petrol bomb inside a train Carriage.

Protesters voiced fury at what they said was excessive force used against them.

Another unarmed masked individual then approached the officer and was shot, quickly falling to the ground.

Seconds later, two more live rounds were fired as the officer scuffled with another masked protester, who fell to the floor.

The second man was conscious, shouting his name to reporters as he was handcuffed.

Hong Kong Police confirmed one person was struck by a Bullet, while Hospital Authorities said a 21-year-old man was admitted with a gunshot wound.

The man attacked by being set alight was taken to Hospital in a critical condition.

Protesters have been incensed at what they see as Police brutality and today's shooting only fuelled the tinderbox atmosphere.

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