hong kong update
November 8, 2019

A Hong Kong student died Friday from injuries he sustained when he fell one floor in a parking garage while police were dispersing an anti-government demonstration.

The university student, 22-year-old Chow Tsz-lok, was the first student to die in months of pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled former British colony. Thousands of people, including police officers, have also been injured since the unrest started in June.

Chow's death was expected to fuel further anger against the government and police, who have been accused of using excessive force against demonstrators. Dozens of angry students responded to the news by vandalizing the president's residence and several cafeterias at the school Chow attended, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Read more at Reuters and South China Morning Post. Harold Maass

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