HONG KONG (Reuters) – Before he was battling police on the front lines of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, Tony Tsang, 18, was best known to his peers as a school vice-captain, organizing events for fellow students, friends said on Wednesday. A schoolmate of a student protester who was shot by a policeman on Tuesday cries while participating in a student gathering in solidarity with him, at Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera They were speaking a day after the teenager was shot in the chest at point-blank range as he fought an officer with a metal pipe in Tsuen Wan district during some of the most violent clashes in Hong Kong since protests escalated in mid-June. Tsang is stable in hospital where he is under arrest. What started as protests over a now-withdrawn extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial have evolved into calls for greater democracy, among other demands. Speaking at a news conference held under the shade of a tree at the school where Tsang studies, current and former students, wearing masks to disguise their identities, described… Read full this story
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