A 22-year-old Hong Kong student died on Friday morning after falling from a multistory parking lot during a protest on Sunday night. “Hong Kong people’s sadness is beyond words,” Chan said. Hong Kong police have faced widespread criticism for excessive use of tear gas since protests began in June in response to a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be tried by courts in mainland China. A photo of Alex Chow Tsz-lok is displayed at a makeshift memorial for him in Hong Kong. (AFP via Getty Images)Since then, police have fired close to 6,000 tear gas canisters in the densely-packed streets of Hong Kong, affecting millions of the city’s residents.
Source: Los Angeles Times November 08, 2019 08:36 UTC