Hong Kong Police Shot a Protester at Point-Blank Range, Here's What Happened | Visual Investigations

  • Published: 02 October 2019
  • In a major escalation of violence since protests began four months ago, the Hong Kong police fired a live round at a protester from point-blank range. We analyzed the footage to create a comprehensive picture of what exactly happened.

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Comments • 4 667

  • Cheukman Liu
    Cheukman Liu  3 hours back

    So the blogger means that the American police encounter riots without guns?

    • PKUheffa1337
      PKUheffa1337  5 hours back

      Aiming a firearm against someone isnt a warning?? The police should have shot more idiots

      • Mayday450 •
        Mayday450 •  5 hours back

        this is justified

        • shong ong
          shong ong  12 hours back

          Good media with explanation and proof

          • Tai Liu
            Tai Liu  12 hours back

            Why Hong Kong police do not use AK47 to deal with these terrorists?

            • Seng Leong Por
              Seng Leong Por  15 hours back

              Had the protesters forgotten that it's the police that had been keeping them safe all these while?

              Even when you're angry at the government, the police are innocent and just doing their job.

              • Tours Hou
                Tours Hou  16 hours back

                Wow I wish you can dig this deep when reporting national news...

                • Alex Hui
                  Alex Hui  17 hours back

                  This reporter is garbage. Her analyzation is absolutely horrendous. She makes it seem so that the protestors are in the right, by only showing seconds of them fighting the police. Then, she makes it so that the Police look like they are the bad ones. By emphasis on the different angles of the Shooting (Which is totally justified if seeing the whole image). Like, I don't care about your personal opinion on the situation. However, if you are going to make a news report that hundreds of thousands are gonna watch. Make sure that the information is at least some what unbiased.

                  • Maple Neko
                    Maple Neko  17 hours back

                    Nice shot baby. Not giving a headshot is the only pity.

                    • knight night
                      knight night  18 hours back

                      hummer and wrench, those are lethal weapons. Police should have shot all of them.

                      • Tyrion Lannister
                        Tyrion Lannister  18 hours back

                        Fully justified after seeing the full footage,not the 'doctored' video I just saw from the Guardian.

                        • stock member
                          stock member  20 hours back

                          victim? wheres the victim dont see any

                          • Johnny Poon
                            Johnny Poon  20 hours back


                            • Doctor Strange
                              Doctor Strange  22 hours back

                              Justified shooting. Kicking a policeman on the ground and bashing him with metal poles and hammers shows deadly intent.

                              • YingHan He
                                YingHan He  23 hours back

                                The protestors said they are using plastic not metal. Lol. Anyone believe that? And its a fake Hammer as well?

                                • Gary Z
                                  Gary Z  1 days back

                                  If this is NYPD they already all died

                                  • Perseus Rex
                                    Perseus Rex  1 days back

                                    Filthy commies, cancer of the world, worse than nazis. The world needs to band together and eliminate them we way we did with nazis. Yet no one in the west says anything about this because they all have business there to exploit commie slave markets. Disgusting...

                                    • SHI CHENG
                                      SHI CHENG  1 days back

                                      This is how western media is bias af to anything related to China. The true thing is police in new york ride protestor over with horses.

                                      • Hery ALamsyah
                                        Hery ALamsyah  1 days back

                                        It is a good decision by police to shot at him. He is not a protestor, he is a would be killer if not a rioters. Please stop calling him protestor.

                                        • S M
                                          S M  1 days back

                                          Protestor? Rioter /terrorist you mean.

                                          • 地雷
                                            地雷  1 days back


                                            • K Rie
                                              K Rie  1 days back

                                              Can you imagine attacking a police officer with hammer and iron rod in US. Just think for a minute what will happen to those protesters.

                                              • rags15061
                                                rags15061  1 days back

                                                Im all about their protest... but I am an ex cop in the US and I would have fired too. It's a sad situation, but you can't attack cops with pipes... you're gonna have a bad time.

                                                • Ng Kow lim
                                                  Ng Kow lim  1 days back

                                                  Police did the right thing. Your report and comment is bias against the police.

                                                  • degr8khali
                                                    degr8khali  1 days back

                                                    Blatant propaganda. US police would have fired multiple shots

                                                    • degr8khali
                                                      degr8khali  1 days back

                                                      Protester? More like rioter or terrorist

                                                      • Z尤尤
                                                        Z尤尤  2 days back

                                                        Do the police have no power to protect themselves facing the hammer?The Hong Kong police have been very restrained, ok? As a world-class news report, you are so unprofessional and have a clear political inclination. What will happen in US in this situation?👿

                                                        • Kala Noreno
                                                          Kala Noreno  2 days back

                                                          Have been passed more than four month since the Hong Kong people has been on the street protesting for his liberty rights, access to democracy to elect freely his local government, and to respect of free expression. All time, what Honkong people has received is ""bullets, gas pepper, and gunned down by blows and kicking. But the Hong Kong people has not give out and they resisting and fight extenuating by his liberty. WHY the United Nations has not at least mention this massacre???????.
                                                          And Why the unuseful. United Nations was so fast to condemn the Chilean government repression on the socialist/communist protesters???????.WHY!!!!!!, WHY!!!!!!, and WHY!!!!!.?????Simple the dumping, trashing, and unuseful United Nations is conforming majority of communist/socialist proleftist government countries.

                                                          • Aisy Hatta
                                                            Aisy Hatta  3 days back

                                                            But atleast they called the ambulance
                                                            New York news
                                                            No they shoot him that gonna make the Hong Kong police look bad

                                                            • Leo Lc
                                                              Leo Lc  3 days back

                                                              History people...open up a book (non bias one)

                                                              • Sh076un677
                                                                Sh076un677  3 days back

                                                                So...a band of protesters with blunt objects swarm an officer, jeez. I'd think lethal force is not completely out of the question, lol. But hey, that's just an opinion.

                                                                • 帝吧·雪寒锋
                                                                  帝吧·雪寒锋  5 days back

                                                                  Foreign reporters are blind, I am finished, you can spray me.

                                                                  • Jason Yang
                                                                    Jason Yang  5 days back

                                                                    Even this?Even fking self defence is bad according to NYT now

                                                                    • Jason Yang
                                                                      Jason Yang  5 days back

                                                                      In US,probably AR shooting

                                                                      • 天边一朵云
                                                                        天边一朵云  5 days back


                                                                        • Jon Minka
                                                                          Jon Minka  5 days back

                                                                          THIS IS WHY WE HAVE GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                          • Vsfbb Ghhjh
                                                                            Vsfbb Ghhjh  6 days back

                                                                            I site with the officer

                                                                            • sly lutfi
                                                                              sly lutfi  6 days back

                                                                              only 18..

                                                                              • Scotty MSU
                                                                                Scotty MSU  6 days back

                                                                                China Bad, America Good

                                                                                • Mr. Tasty
                                                                                  Mr. Tasty  6 days back

                                                                                  It’s pretty basic knowledge.. if you don’t want to get shot don’t swing metal pipes,hammers, wrench’s at people. People seem to forget that these police are also humans and are fearing for they lives

                                                                                  • E
                                                                                    E  6 days back

                                                                                    Real title: Rioter attempts to murder a police officer with a weapon and ends up losing.

                                                                                    • Yeetus Fetus
                                                                                      Yeetus Fetus  6 days back

                                                                                      That shot saved his buddy. The officer had every right to use that gun.

                                                                                    • Daubeny Shaubeny
                                                                                      Daubeny Shaubeny  6 days back

                                                                                      They had a reason to

                                                                                      • Mason Will
                                                                                        Mason Will  7 days back

                                                                                        well, niceshot

                                                                                        • Ann Cheong
                                                                                          Ann Cheong  7 days back

                                                                                          If such assault at police in my country, all attackers would be shot live bullets. HKG police just shot one bullet, so kind.

                                                                                          • Khoo Cooper
                                                                                            Khoo Cooper  1 weeks back

                                                                                            This is terrorist

                                                                                            • Jeffreestar
                                                                                              Jeffreestar  1 weeks back

                                                                                              They need glocks not revolvers

                                                                                              • ホフマン日向
                                                                                                ホフマン日向  1 weeks back

                                                                                                The police were completely justified to fire live rounds, the protesters were at fault there, the policeman was doing his job.