VIDEO emerges showing Hong Kong protesters brutally beating police officer
A short video clip shared on Twitter captured a harrowing moment from Sunday’s demonstration in a mall in Hong Kong’s Sha Tin district. The video shows a group of protesters kicking a policeman down an escalator. After falling to the ground, the officer is encircled by demonstrators, who begin to beat him.
Look at these animals, a single Hong Kong policeman got kick down from an escalator in Sha Tin shopping centre, then beaten up by a mob so called peaceful protesters, at the New Territory, Hong Kong , only happened a few hours ago . It’s sickening and I feel absolutely ashamed. pic.twitter.com/hSfGH6c5kw— Sam Wong AM (黃樹樑） (@au_wong) July 14, 2019
“Look at these animals,” wrote a Twitter user who shared the video. “It’s sickening and I feel absolutely ashamed.”
Although there were calls for restraint on both sides, the tweet was not particularly well received, with many pointing out that the Hong Kong police have been repeatedly filmed beating and abusing protesters.
One user shared a particularly gruesome video from June, in which a policeman used his riot shield to bludgeon a defenseless woman lying on the ground.
According to reports, 28 civilians and 10 police officers were hospitalized as a result of the violent skirmishes that occurred on Sunday.
Hong Kong has experienced weeks of unrest over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent to China to face prosecution.
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