Police Fire a Gun for the First Time at Hong Kong Protest

  • Published: 28 August 2019
  • Things took a turn for the worse in Hong Kong this weekend. Police took unprecedented action on protestors, using water cannons to disperse crowds and later shooting their first live round since protests began 11 weeks ago.

    Scenes of conflict between protestors and police are becoming increasingly common. And now, some youngsters believe that fighting back with force is the only way to get the government's attention.

    “For us, if we don't use radical ways to fight against the government, [then] the government will still see us as nothing,” says 20 year-old Jen, who asked to use a pseudonym due to the heightened security risk.

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  • VICE News
    VICE News   3 months back

    On Sunday, for the first time since the movement started, an officer fired a live round.
    WATCH NEXT: Hong Kong Protesters Are Pissed Police Are Arresting Them For "Rioting" - https://youtu.be/G5x5N8RYV0Y

    • Uncle Chinsyou
      Uncle Chinsyou  1 days back

      @andrew lee
      May I say it's all about the message, not about the messenger.
      If the message is right and truthful, that is what it's all about. I guess you want FACTS, which is truth, nothing but the truth. May I suggest that you read the following thread that has been viewed by nearly 2 million times. http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1795128

    • Uncle Chinsyou
      Uncle Chinsyou  3 days back

      @andrew lee


    • andrew lee
      andrew lee  3 days back

      @Uncle Chinsyou oh yeah, because definitely taking away democracy directly is any better, right? Speaking of which, remember what the Chinese are doing to the muslim ethnic groups in China? Yeah. Also, tell me, who is this hong kong celebrity? I want to know more.

    • Uncle Chinsyou
      Uncle Chinsyou  3 days back

      @andrew lee
      Speaking of which, the One Percent Capitalist Elites in America thought they can drive the capital out of Hong Kong and to Wall Street by destroying the city, how's that plan turning out in coming months? Besides, Democracy, Freedom, and Human Rights are just marketing terms used by "the Rich"/obscenely rich Capitalists from The West to sell their game, subjugating "the Poor" throughout the whole wide world, and milking them for everything they can. As a matter of fact, a mere fifty (50) Capitalist elites from the West have more wealth than half the world population, which is nearly 4 billions. By the way, which famous Hong Kong celebrity reportedly said, USA is most corrupt nation? http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=820209&fromuid=1045627

    • andrew lee
      andrew lee  3 days back

      @Uncle Chinsyou oh yeah another thing. Since your talking about censorship, what about all those chinese casualties from Korean war? I bet that your government is trying their best to hide the fact that the chinese lost more three times the amount of people than the US, who actually fought the war from start to finish. Of course, if they do tell you that, good for you. Still doesnt change the fact that the Chinese actually control the media and that everything coming out of your reporters mouth is only to favor the chinese government, especially Winnie the Pooh. But of course, your government would probably censor this comment, just like they did to all the criticism that would effect China's moral and hurt Winnie's little heart.

      In the US, people can actually criticize the US and its president. Except, most of those people are dumbasses who got their feelings hurt because Trump won.

  • Dennis
    Dennis  2 hours back

    Shit shooting with live ammo. Is just making it worse.

    • Aiden_Standing Yeet
      Aiden_Standing Yeet  3 hours back

      Those young kids in that dorm need to be informed of the fact that the Soviet Era civilian gas mask that they are keeping sitting there in their room is full of asbestos, before they knew asbestos was dangerous it was used in gas masks, especially in soviet ones, though fun fact the Soviet gas masks produced in Poland did not contain asbestos.

      • Lograza
        Lograza  6 hours back


        • Alexander
          Alexander  9 hours back

          The world is beautiful ain’t it?

          • Rudy said What
            Rudy said What  11 hours back

            Vice media are a bunch of narcs. They have given so much away to identifying these people's identities.

            • expecT noThing
              expecT noThing  18 hours back

              Im not sure where I read this but I e man apparently yelled "I wont be killing my self" when he got arrested bc they are killing the protesters in jail and that is by far one of the worst things ive read

              • expecT noThing
                expecT noThing  18 hours back

                Tiananmen Square 2:electric boogaloo

                • Jeebuz
                  Jeebuz  1 days back

                  Anyone want to pitch in and send a small shipping container to Hong Kong filled with guns and training manuals

                  • A -10 Thunderbolt
                    A -10 Thunderbolt  2 days back

                    each day we stray farther from humanity

                    • HyakinthosI
                      HyakinthosI  2 days back

                      Don't give up keep fighting for your freedom

                      • Jordan De Marchi
                        Jordan De Marchi  2 days back

                        This is why civilians should have the right to own guns. With proper licensing and background checks obviously. Freedom is a right not a privilege that should be always be defended.

                        • Abandoned Lazy
                          Abandoned Lazy  2 days back

                          It is crazy how we are witnessing a history like after 10 to 30 years later children will learn about Hong Kong vs China

                          • {Lil Meow Meow} Mare
                            {Lil Meow Meow} Mare  2 days back

                            The guy with the umbrella said I DARE YOU TO TRY ME that's what he said👏👏👏

                            • RubbishDork
                              RubbishDork  3 days back

                              In america we got mustang drivers slammin the guradrails.

                              • Supreme commander Drak

                                I sense another warlord era

                                • Why are you Running???

                                  In the end the protesters are just gonna die by shooting which is very fun to watch :D

                                  • Hey Man
                                    Hey Man  3 days back

                                    Chinese vs Chinese

                                    • Jeon Tanianakara
                                      Jeon Tanianakara  4 days back

                                      Have You seen the chinese police shooting about 80 people

                                      • CT-9920 Porter
                                        CT-9920 Porter  4 days back

                                        Shoot the protestors man

                                        • Hoppy the Mad Pencil
                                          Hoppy the Mad Pencil  4 days back

                                          So until someone dies huh? The police should just start blasting live rounds at them to make an example maybe public execution

                                        • Yiani Zhang
                                          Yiani Zhang  4 days back


                                          HK's real problems - by Daniel Dumbrill.

                                          • not ryan
                                            not ryan  4 days back

                                            “For the first time”

                                            Hong Kong protesters scream their names to the oublic when arrested because they’re killed and framed as suicides. What sources are you listnening to exactly, Vice? Not the ones that show police arresting medics and hiding in their ambulances. Not the one showing police going undercover as protesters to ramp up violence so the police are ‘justified’ in being cruel. Definitely not the one where they try to run over protesters at the polytechnic university in an armored vehicle only to have it firebombed in self-defense.

                                            • TgbTom2007
                                              TgbTom2007  4 days back

                                              Chinese government:

                                              Aww shit, here we go again

                                              • 黄德凯
                                                黄德凯  4 days back


                                                • ImEditTV
                                                  ImEditTV  5 days back

                                                  2:35 Witch you will eat later?

                                                  • cKing2K
                                                    cKing2K  5 days back

                                                    If this was the states everyone would be dead already.

                                                    • littleping tang
                                                      littleping tang  3 days back

                                                      Can Christians exist if they say Mao is a muderer in China??

                                                    • cKing2K
                                                      cKing2K  3 days back

                                                      littleping tang Did I say China has a better government? Just because China is labelled as communist doesn’t mean it’s a bad government. You’re just using the stereotype of communism bad and capitalism good.

                                                    • cKing2K
                                                      cKing2K  3 days back

                                                      Captain Kei whatever , people are allowed to own guns before you drink...

                                                    • cKing2K
                                                      cKing2K  3 days back

                                                      littleping tang then explain why there is an increase of Christians in China?

                                                    • littleping tang
                                                      littleping tang  3 days back

                                                      are u tryin' to say china is a better government??
                                                      u are comparing prison food from china and unhealthy food from the states...

                                                  • Israel 408ESSJ
                                                    Israel 408ESSJ  5 days back

                                                    the protesters fault if it was my city id be man at those littles shits destroying a beautifull city

                                                    • Sylvia Chan
                                                      Sylvia Chan  5 days back

                                                      NOW...They had many losed in the world. (December 2019)

                                                      • NIGEL CHOO
                                                        NIGEL CHOO  5 days back

                                                        Hong Kong protest: Endgame

                                                        • C. Robtoz
                                                          C. Robtoz  6 days back

                                                          Joooo just imagine ppl getting dressed up in full plate armour to demo

                                                          • okuboy
                                                            okuboy  6 days back

                                                            just 1989 these bitches up.

                                                            • Bigi Ty
                                                              Bigi Ty  6 days back

                                                              RIOT - Civil Unrest when you use all Live Ammo

                                                              • Nobleman Matthew A. Davis

                                                                Protest? They need a rebellion.

                                                                • cKing2K
                                                                  cKing2K  5 days back

                                                                  Nobleman Matthew A. Davis funny.

                                                              • nut
                                                                nut  7 days back

                                                                They should use better weapons like flame throwers or like better defense

                                                                • nut
                                                                  nut  7 days back

                                                                  the dog should lead the protest

                                                                  • Edwin Andrianto
                                                                    Edwin Andrianto  7 days back

                                                                    U can make a bow to counter handgun 😆.

                                                                    • BrainRidden06
                                                                      BrainRidden06  1 weeks back

                                                                      modern tiananmen massacre?!

                                                                      • VValentine2209
                                                                        VValentine2209  1 weeks back

                                                                        You can tell which side Vice is on. He called them Radicals not protestors.

                                                                        • Drake Witch
                                                                          Drake Witch  1 weeks back

                                                                          I wonder what happens when kalachnikovs get in circulation in the protests. Will HK become the a war zone

                                                                          • Slow.and.Steady
                                                                            Slow.and.Steady  1 weeks back

                                                                            Operation oolagoob underway

                                                                            • Ben Hill
                                                                              Ben Hill  1 weeks back

                                                                              Imagine living in a civil war 💀💀

                                                                              • Concentrate Corner
                                                                                Concentrate Corner  1 weeks back

                                                                                4:35 hahaah 'fuek the popo"

                                                                                • liuyi Wu
                                                                                  liuyi Wu  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I support HONGKONG Police.

                                                                                  • Rarin Lear
                                                                                    Rarin Lear  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Are they still going on?

                                                                                    • Golden Brothers
                                                                                      Golden Brothers  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Hong Kong police use gun and killed those and if they grab gun send chinese soldier crush the imperlist rebellion chine will use their tank crush those if they have balls to die let see about that chinese use your air force and shoot them by air long live red china

                                                                                      • Quinton Burkham
                                                                                        Quinton Burkham  2 weeks back

                                                                                        What is protesters need to do is wrapped himself in fishing hooks then when it one guard grabs them they will all be stuck together will take a long time to get them untangled

                                                                                        • Clipart Clipart
                                                                                          Clipart Clipart  2 weeks back

                                                                                          is this the [CONCEALED] again?